Tesoro Logistics LP will build a single-distillate desulfurization unit (DDU) for converting various feedstocks into ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuels at both its Wilmington, California, refinery as well as the adjacent Carson, California, refinery it just acquired from BP.
A rapid run-up in unconventional crude production and existing infrastructure that is highly underdeveloped is creating countless opportunities for energy infrastructure firms to probe North America’s transportation grid.
The risks of a $1 billion megaproject are, in many ways, like those of similar, smaller projects. Companies want to keep costs down, work with good people and contractors, keep workers safe, and hit their deadlines.
It has been known for some time that many of the prolific plays throughout the U.S. are in need of immediate infrastructure attention, especially in the bountiful Bakken, where a surge in production has caused more than its fair share of challenges.