ExxonMobil, Shell shut Louisiana refineries ahead of Isaac

28 August 2012 20:55  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil and Shell have shut down some facilities, while others operate at reduced rates in preparation for Hurricane Isaac, the companies said on Tuesday.

ExxonMobil has shut its 192,500 bbl/day Chalmette Refining site and has reduced operating rates at its 502,500 bbl/day Baton Rouge refinery, both in Louisiana.

Shell’s manufacturing facilities in Norco, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama, continue to operate at reduced rates, the company said.

Shell’s 235,000 bbl/day Motiva refinery in Convent, Louisiana, and its Geismar refinery in Louisiana have begun the shut down of process units. 

Additionally, Shell owned or operated pipelines and terminals have been temporarily shut down, including the Offshore Gulf pipeline network, Capline pipeline, Ho-Ho pipeline (from Houma eastwards to DOE Junction) and the St James terminal.

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By: Anna Matherne

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