Chevron expects no lube shortages from California refinery fire

29 August 2012 00:02  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chevron is telling transportation fuels and lubricants customers it does not anticipate shortages of transportation fuels and lubricants as a result of a fire at its Richmond refinery in California, the company said.

A fire struck the 240,000 bbl/day refinery on 6 August, resulting in the shutdown of its 4 Crude Unit.

“At this point, we do not anticipate finished lubricants or base oil supply shortages as the result of this incident and we have notified our customers with this information,” Chevron spokesman Brent Tippen told ICIS on Monday.

“We are making transportation fuels and lubricants products at Richmond, but at a reduced rate,” he added.

Tippen said he was responding to recent articles speculating about possible lubricants supply shortages as a result of the fire.


By: Brian Ford
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