US Valero expects restart of crude unit next week

19 July 2011 18:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The crude unit at US Valero’s 214,000 bbl/day Texas City refinery near Houston, which went off line on Monday, has a scheduled restart for next week, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.

The refinery has two other crude units still operating; however the overall crude utilisation rate is less than planned.

Valero traders in the spot market have not shown unusual buying or selling, spot market sources said on Tuesday.

By: Sheena Martin
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