18 September 2008 21:29 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--ConocoPhillips was attempting to restart its Sweeny refinery in Texas, which was shut down ahead of Hurricane Ike, the company said on Thursday.
The unit has capacity of 247,000 bbl/day.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on Wednesday that 12 refineries in Texas and Louisiana remained off line due to the storm.
The refineries have a total operable capacity of 3m bbl/day, about 17% of US operable capacity, and represent about 1.1m bbl/day of gasoline output.To discuss issues facing the chemical industry, go to ICIS connect
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