Chevron begins restart of fire-damaged California refinery

26 April 2013 21:09  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US refiner Chevron has begun the restart of the fire-damaged crude unit at its Richmond refinery in California, and it is expected to be back in full operation in the second quarter, a company executive said on Friday.

The company has “reintroduced feedstock to [its] Richmond Refinery crude unit earlier this week and will continue bringing the downstream conversion units to full capacity over the coming days", said Chevron general manager of investor relations Jeff Gustavson during the company’s Q1 earnings call.

Gustavson also said the company’s 276,000 bbl/day El Segundo refinery in California was operating normally with no production issues. The refinery had unplanned flaring earlier in the week.

The 330,000 bbl/day Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi is also operating normally after planned maintenance that took place in the first quarter.

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By: Anna Matherne

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