US Marathon completes turnaround at Michigan refinery

09 November 2012 16:23  [Source: ICIS news]

HOSUTON (ICIS)--US refiner Marathon Petroleum has completed all of the major planned maintenance activities at its Detroit refinery in Michigan that will allow it to process heavy Canadian oil, a company spokesman said on Friday.

The turnaround began in early September, and tied-in units that were part of a $2.2bn (€1.7bn) Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade Project (DHOUP), which began in 2008.

“Most all of the units have been brought back on line and are producing finished products,” said company spokesman Shane Pochard. “DHOUP has successfully started-up. This project was completed on time, under budget and with world-class safety performance.”

The project increased the refinery’s capacity from 106,000 bbl/day to approximately 120,000 bbl/day. The Detroit refinery is the only refinery in the state of Michigan.

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