Monday, September 24, 2007

Motiva expansion

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Motiva plans to build an additional delayed coking unit (DCU) similar to this one at the Motiva Enterprises plant in Port Arthur on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007. The planned expansion will make the Port Arthur plant the largest oil and gasoline production in the nation with a throughput of 600,000 barrels per day.

Todd Monette, general manager of the Port Arthur plant, discusses the new $6 billion to $8 billion expansion at the Motiva Youth Training Academy in Port Arthur. More than 4,000 constructions jobs will be created by the expansion and more than 250 permanent jobs.

Please read, "Expansion will make PA refinery nation's largest" by Heather Nolan.


Traveling PJ said...
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Mark M. Hancock said...


It's "worse." I see editing isn't your strong suit. This means you're most likely not a photojournalist. So, why are you commenting as if you were an authority on it?

I'm all for free speech. I put my images here each day.

Now, why don't you enable your profile so we all could see your fabulous daily examples of perfect images. Opinions are meaningless if you can't back it up.

Cowardice must be comforting for you.

Mark M. Hancock said...

The only Bob White photos I can find online near Yuba City, California made these images.

Here's Bob's IP address: It's probably past his bed time though. ;-}

Bryon Houlgrave said...


I believe Mr. White is the same man who wrote the Pulitzer prize-winning column "Spellin is Over-raded," which has appeared in several major market daily newspapers in syndication, and is set to release his new book, "Cowards and the computers they hide behind," which will be on bookshelves in time for the holidays.

Look for Mr. White's stuff next to Blog Commenting for Dummies.

For what it's worth, several thousands of site hits per day and a valuable source of instruction and inspiration for photojournalists, photographers, journalists and hobbyists should prove Mr. White's opinion is a little off base, as entitled to it as he is.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thanks for the support Bryon. :-)

Nick Adams said...
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Mark M. Hancock said...

Well, at least the mystery is solved. It's "Nick the P----" as he's called by most people who've had the misfortune to meet him.

For folks who don't know (or haven't guessed), Nick has some social skills problems, Napoleonic complex and no inner dialog.

Did you return to college after your jail visit and termination, or do you plan to become a professional drop-out? It's a rhetorical question; don't bother answering (or visiting this blog).