HOUSTON (Reuters) – Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] plans for the most important U.S. crude oil refinery to return to creating motor fuels by Sept. 11 following restart from a whole shutdown, mentioned sources acquainted with plant operations on Tuesday.
Motiva has restored utilities forward of beginning up manufacturing models at its 607,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, which was shut on Aug. 25 when Hurricane Laura menaced the U.S. Gulf Coast.
The refinery went by way of a chilly shutdown, that means all models had been utterly idled and allowed to chill down. Chilly shutdowns are uncommon occasions.
The utilities on the refinery had been additionally shut.
Temperatures on manufacturing models must be raised as excessive as 1,000 Fahrenheit (578 C) earlier than oil and different feedstocks might be added. The models shall be returned to manufacturing after sitting idle.
The fuels produced must meet specs earlier than they’re despatched to terminals and retail stations.
Reporting by Erwin Seba; Modifying by Sandra Maler