12 April 2010 22:51 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Tesoro said on Monday it will temporarily shut down crude processing at its 120,000 bbl/day Anacortes refinery in Washington state following a 2 April explosion that killed five workers at the facility.
“Since the incident, the refinery has been producing primarily unfinished intermediate products that cannot be upgraded until the affected units have been returned to service or an alternate plan is developed. All available options are being considered,” Tesoro said in a statement.
“Tesoro cannot predict when operations could resume; however, progress on the various investigations of the incident and the completion of unit repairs are both necessary for a restart,” the company said.
The San Antonio, Texas-based company added that it would supply customers with product from its other refineries and purchases through third parties, if necessary.
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