23 March 2012 19:58 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Valero began the shut down of its Aruba refinery on 21 March, and it expects for production to end before April, a company spokesman said on Friday.
This will be the second time the 235,000 bbl/day refinery will have been shut since 2009 because of low margins, the company said. The refinery had previously been shut down for 17 months.
The refinery was already at reduced rates.
The refinery serves both the US Gulf and New York Harbor.
Valero spokesman Bill Day said turnarounds are in process at the company’s 205,000 bbl/day St Charles refinery in Louisiana, its 125,000 bbl/day Meraux refinery in Louisiana and its 180,000 bbl/day Memphis refinery in Tennessee.
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