Motiva restarts units after power outage at Texas refinery

21 December 2012 16:58  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Motiva is in the process of restarting units at its Port Arthur refinery in Texas after a power outage, a company spokeswoman said on Friday.

The power outage, late on 20 December, was caused by weather, and power has been restored at the 600,000 bbl/day refinery.

“We have begun restarting the units at the Motiva Port Arthur refinery that were impacted by yesterday’s power outage,” Shell spokesperson Kimberly Windon said.

Windon did not identify the specific status of each unit or the production levels because of competitive reasons.

Earlier this week, the refinery’s new VPS 5 crude unit was operating at reduced rates after extinguishing two fires in less than a week at the unit.

Motiva is a joint venture made up of Saudi Aramco and Shell.

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