HollyFrontier’s Oklahoma fire repairs could take weeks

08 August 2012 16:54  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A crude unit at US refiner HollyFrontier’s Tulsa refinery in Oklahoma could be shut for six to eight weeks following a fire at the unit, a company executive said on Wednesday.

The fire occurred on 2 August in the diesel hydrotreating unit at the refinery’s east location.

The 65,000 bbl/day crude unit in the east plant is down, but the west plant crude unit, which has a capacity of 90,000 bbl/day is running at “full speed”, a company executive said during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call.

The company is still evaluating damage caused by the fire and did not have a cost estimate on Wednesday.

A major turnaround at the Tulsa refinery is still on schedule for the fourth quarter of 2012.

The repairs in the east plant in the third quarter will not have an affect on the upcoming turnaround schedule because the turnaround will occur in the west plant’s operations, a company executive said.

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By: Anna Matherne

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