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Tesoro plans $400-million mixed xylenes facility at Anacortes, WA

12:13 PM MDT | August 4, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

Tesoro plans to build a $400-million, 15,000-bbl/day mixed xylenes extraction facility at the company’s refinery at Anacortes, WA. The company intends to export the product to Asia, where downstream para -xylene ( p -xylene) capacity is expanding rapidly. Most of this new Asian capacity will be back-integrated, but Tesoro expects its logistical and operating-cost advantages will make the project profitable....

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