PORT ARTHUR - The Motiva Port Arthur Refinery $10 billion expansion is now fully operational, according to Shell Oil, after a fire in one of the units and related problems forced the company to make repairs for much of last year.
Motiva held a commissioning ceremony for the project in May 2012.
The expanded Port Arthur refinery has a daily processing capacity of 600,000 barrels of crude, making it one of the largest refineries in the world. In a statement, Shell says the plant is now fully operational and running at planned rates.
'We have been safely and steadily ramping up the unit for several weeks," said Shell in its statement. "We have continuously monitored the unit's progress and have achieved satisfactory results. The safety of refinery employees and contractors and the protection of the environment will continue to remain the top priority while Motiva operates this refinery in a safe and reliable manner."
Motiva expansion now fully operational
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