A Motiva refinery representative is scheduled to address Nederland business leaders on the progress of the $7 billion expansion project at the Port Arthur refinery, during the regular weekly meeting of the Nederland Rotary Club.   The meeting is scheduled for noon on Friday, March 7 at the Holiday Inn, 2929 Jimmy Johnson Blvd in Port Arthur.
Rick Strouse, project integration manager for the Motiva Refinery in Port Arthur, will be the featured speaker.
Once complete the Motive Port Arthur Refinery will be the largest in the country, and the current construction project is the largest capital investment in Texas’ history – according to previously published news articles.
Owned jointly by Saudia Aramco and Shell, Motiva Enterprises’ expansion project will increase the refinery’s capacity by 325,000 barrels a day listing the plant in the top ten largest plants in the nation with a total capacity of 600,000 barrels a day.
Strouse, a long-term Motiva employee and manager, currently facilitates the interfaces and issues between the refinery and the expansion project; as well as manages the project’s sustainable development efforts.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree  from the University of Tennessee, and relocated to the Southeast Texas area in 2004 with his wife Julie, and two boys, Crayton and Dalton. He currently serves on the Board of the JASON Alliance of Southeast Texas, is Co-Chair of the Leadership Southeast Texas Alumni Committee, and serves on other various industry and community groups
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. It currently has more than 1.2 million members among more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The Nederland Rotary Club, began in 1961, and currently has nearly 40 members. 
More information about Rotary or the upcoming meeting is available on-line at: www.nederlandrotary.com; or by contacting Mike Casey, club president, at (409) 729-0863.