Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Tesoro to initiate petrochemical feedstock project
Tesoro to initiate petrochemical feedstock project
22
Jul '14
Tesoro Corporation announced plans to produce petrochemical feedstock in its U.S. West Coast refining system.  The Company intends to gather intermediate feedstock, primarily reformate, from its West Coast refining system for xylene extraction at Anacortes, Washington.  
 
The initial investment, estimated to be around $400 million, is designed to recover up to 15,000 barrels per day of mixed xylene.  The mixed xylene will mainly be exported to Asia and is used to make polyester fibers and films for clothing, food packaging and beverage containers.
 
The global xylene market is growing about 5% to 7% annually, primarily driven by demand in Asia.  Tesoro is well positioned as a supplier based on existing logistics and operating cost advantages.  "This attractive diversification of Tesoro's product mix supports our goals of enhancing our gross margin and investing in high return capital projects", said Greg Goff, Tesoro's President and Chief Executive Officer. 
 
The project is expected to generate competitive returns similar to other strategic capital projects delivered by Tesoro in recent years.  Startup of the new facilities is expected to be in 2017, subject to permitting and the approval process.  A final investment decision is expected by year-end 2014.
 
Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Tesoro, through its subsidiaries, operates six refineries in the western United States with a combined capacity of over 850,000 barrels per day and ownership in a logistics business which include a 35% interest in Tesoro Logistics LP and ownership of its general partner. Tesoro's retail-marketing system includes over 2,200 retail stations under the ARCO, Shell, Exxon, Mobil,USA Gasoline and Tesoro brands.
 

Tesoro Corporation

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th May 2017

Special package creates 7,50,000 jobs in garment sector

The special garment package of Rs 6,000 crore that was introduced by...

Md Siddiqur Rahman, president, BGMEA, addressing a press conference with other dignitaries. Courtesy: BGMEA

Apparel/Garments | On 29th May 2017

BGMEA asks govt for 5% incentive for 2 years in Budget

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association...

Textiles | On 29th May 2017

Tintex, Bruckner bring new effects to knitted fabric

The textile company Tintex has joined hands with the system supplier...

Interviews View All

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search