“While this refinery has a long and proud history, it now has an even brighter and more promising future,” Al-Falih told dignitaries and guests gathered to celebrate this milestone event.
The expanded facility allows for the production of about 23 million gallons of transportation fuels a day and will help in reducing bottlenecks that contribute to higher gasoline prices in the United States.
Texas Refinery Is Saudi Foothold in the U.S. - NYTimes.com:
EXCERPT | " ... Saudi Aramco’s investment in the refinery expansion is meant to ensure that Saudi Arabia will retain an important market for its crude in the United States at a time when American politicians are declaring their intention to wean the country off imported oil. Adding to the urgency for the Saudis is the fact that the United States is vastly increasing its production and replacing OPEC crude with that from oil sands in Canada. ... "'via Blog this'
" ... The giant Motiva oil refinery, which just completed a $10 billion expansion that makes it the largest processor of gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products in the United States, is owned by Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell in a 50-50 partnership. (CLIFFORD KRAUSS. Published: April 4, 2013. LINK) ... "
Texas might as well have Arabic as a second language: الدولة كله يعتمد على المال العربي لتوسيع واحتكار صناعة النفطية .