Shell Restarting Deer Park, Texas, Joint-Venture Refinery -Sources

Shell Restarting Deer Park, Texas, Joint-Venture Refinery -Sources

Royal Dutch Shell Plc began restarting its 325,700-barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery on Sunday for the first time since it was shut three weeks ago by Tropical Storm Harvey, said sources familiar with plant operations.

The refinery’s largest crude distillation unit, the 270,000-bpd DU-2, restarted on Sunday morning and was on circulation by midday, the sources said. Other units are being brought up to operating temperature and readied to resume production following the restart of DU-2.

Shell spokesman Ray Fisher said the Deer Park refinery was “still in startup. Nothing to add.” Read More…

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