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Calcining

Overview

Calcined coke's nearly pure quality makes it ideal for the aluminum industry, which accounts for nearly 75 percent of the world's calcined coke consumption. For every pound of aluminum produced, about 0.4 pounds of carbon anode are consumed. Oxbow Carbon LLC is the largest and most diversified producer and marketer of calcined petroleum coke globally, with calcining plants in North and South America as well as an equity investor and exclusive marketer of calcined coke produced by Petroleum Coke Industries, Inc. (PCIC) in Kuwait.

Port Arthur, Texas

The Port Arthur facility began operations in 1935 and has the capacity to produce 700,000 short tons per year of anode and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke. Port Arthur is also the site of the Companyís primary laboratory and testing facility. Located on the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Port Arthur facility receives raw petroleum coke from Gulf Coast and international oil refiners and serves domestic and international anode and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke markets by truck, rail, barge or ship.

Enid, Oklahoma

The Enid facility operates three kilns and has the capacity to produce 500,000 short tons per year of anode and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke. Enidís three kilns were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the mid-1990s, the Company modernized and automated its crushing facilities at Enid to more effectively serve the U.S. industrial grade calcined petroleum coke market. The Enid facility acquires its raw petroleum coke primarily from mid-continent oil refineries and serves the U.S. anode and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke markets. Enid has the capability both to directly receive and ship raw petroleum coke and calcined petroleum coke by truck or rail. Additionally, transfers to barge can be made from rail and truck.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Baton Rouge facility currently has the capacity to produce 700,000 short tons per year of anode and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke. Built in the mid-1960s, the facility has the capability to receive raw petroleum coke by truck, rail, barge or ship from both U.S. and international oil refiners. Located two miles from the Mississippi River, the facility is able to ship calcined petroleum coke by truck, rail, barge or ship to both U.S. and international anode and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke customers.

La Plata, Argentina

The La Plata facility has the capacity to produce 440,000 short tons per year of anode grade and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke. The La Plata facility was constructed in 1982 with a single kiln; a second kiln was added in 1998. The facility has the capability to serve South American and international anode and industrial grade calcined petroleum coke markets via truck, rail or ship. The La Plata facility is less than two miles from an oil refinery operated by Repsol YPF which produces one of the largest supplies of desirable, low sulfur raw petroleum coke. The La Plata facilityís efficient logistics allow it to cost-effectively serve local Argentine and international calcined petroleum coke markets.




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