Tesoro - Chemicals treasure in the Northwest?

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Report summary

Tesoro has announced an investment on the US West Coast to build a new mixed xylenes extraction unit.  For discounted crudes to be taken full advantage of, debottlenecks such as this chemicals project are key; however, merchant mixed xylenes markets are not necessarily calling for this material.  As such, this insight introduces the idea of competing influences around this project from refining and chemicals markets.

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    Tesoro Corporation - Xylenes in the Northwest

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Table of contents

  • Review of press release
  • Executive summary
  • If you build it, crude will come
  • What does this crude do for West Coast refiners?
  • Where do mixed xylenes fit into this?
  • Competitive landscape
  • How does Tesoro enter this market?
  • How does the terminal relate to the mixed xylenes project?
  • So what could this mean for Tesoro?

Tables and charts

This report includes 9 images and tables including:


  • Tesoro - Chemicals treasure in the Northwest?: Table 1


  • Production Profile, Bakken Crude
  • Bakken Refining Values by PADD
  • Potential Crude Movements Into Tesoro's System
  • Fractions of Crudes Consumed in the Tesoro System
  • PADD V Gasoline Balances, Net Exports
  • Vertical Integration in the Polyester Chain
  • Mixed Xylenes Exports, United States
  • Tesoro - Chemicals treasure in the Northwest?: Image 8

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