10. May 2024 Meghan Sapp

Vertex pausing its renewable fuels production in Q2

In Texas, during the second quarter of 2024, Vertex is pausing renewable fuels production and redirecting the hydrocracking unit to conventional fuels and products. The company had a previously planned catalyst and maintenance turnaround scheduled for 2024. It will use that planned turnaround to load conventional catalyst and bring the unit out of turnaround in conventional service. In addition, the total cost of about $10 million was previously budgeted as part of the planned catalyst and maintenance turnaround and does not represent a material change to our forecasted capital spend. During the second quarter, Vertex is running the remaining company inventories of renewable feedstock, which is expected to allow the company to improve its working capital and margins in the second quarter from the renewable business.