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FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Delek Refining Ltd. has completed upgrades to its Distillate Desulfurization Unit at its Tyler, Texas refinery to handle new regulations in diesel fuels to meet the Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) specifications.
While undergoing the renovation, the refinery's capacity was also increased from 12,000 barrels to 22,000 barrels per day. Delek said it plans to manufacture and sell the ULSD -- diesel fuel with sulfur levels of less than 15 parts per million -- for on- and off-road uses.
"This project completes the first phase of our Clean Fuels capital program, almost doubles our ULSD production capability, and assures a reliable source of ULSD supply for East Texas," Uzi Yemin, president and CEO of Delek US Holdings Inc., said in a written statement. "We are pleased to have completed a project of this scope under a highly compressed schedule. Our focus has now turned to the successful installation of a Gasoline Desulfurization Unit in the final phase of our Clean Fuels capital program."
In related news, Delek is completing the construction of a new Sulfur Recovery Complex that will include a 35 long ton per day sulfur recovery unit and a 75 long ton per day tail gas treating unit. The tail gas treating unit will process streams from both the new and existing sulfur recovery units and reduce emissions from the refinery.
Delek US Holdings is a diversified energy company that focuses on the refining and retail marketing of petroleum products. Its retail segment sells gasoline, diesel and convenience merchandise through its network of 389 company-operated fuel and convenience stores under the MAPCO Express, MAPCO Mart, East Coast and Discount Food Mart banners.