SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

November 20, 2007 04:00 ET

The Time Is Right for Petroleum Coke Producers and Users Planning More Than $56 Billion in Projects in North America, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Petroleum coke is produced as a by-product of coker unit process, which is one step in the refining of crude oil into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. In order to refine lower-cost and available heavy/sour crude oil, refiners must install coker units, which help to reduce the sulfur content in fuels refined from heavy or sour crude oil. In North America, the shift from refining dwindling reserves of sweet crude oil to more readily available heavy and sour crude oil from Canadian oil sands, for example, will result in increased production of petroleum coke.

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