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Motiva Port Arthur Refinery Restarting Large Crude Unit

Posted by March 6, 2018

Motiva Enterprises began restarting on Tuesday afternoon the large crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 603,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, for the second time this week, said sources familiar with plant operations.
 
The 325,000 bpd VPS-5 CDU was shut in early February as part of a planned multi unit overhaul. The unit began restarting on Sunday and resumed minimum production by Tuesday morning, before being taken out of production due to a malfunction by midday Tuesday, the sources said.
 
Reporting by Erwin Seba

 

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