Adverse weather shuts units at two Texas refineries

22 July 2013 18:53  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Motiva’s Port Arthur refinery in Texas initiated a shut down of units last week in preparation of inclement weather, a company spokesperson confirmed on Monday.

However, the Shell spokesperson did not specify which units were shut at the 600,000 bbl/day refinery on 19 July and did not give a start up time frame.

Motiva is a 50-50 joint-venture between Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Aramco.

Total reported emissions at its Port Arthur refinery stemming from a power outage on 19 July caused by the adverse weather, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

A company spokesperson was not immediately available for comment on the operations at the 232,000 bbl/day refinery.

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By: Anna Matherne

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