Shell Scotford Refinery Said to Shut Down for Work in September

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s Scotford refinery will shut down for planned maintenance in September, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The 97,870-barrel-a-day refinery located near Edmonton, Alberta, will idle its crude distillation units for approximately the entire month, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.

The plant produces gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and propane from synthetic light crude, according to the company’s website. It’s part of the Shell Scotford Complex in Fort Saskatchewan, which also includes a 255,000-barrel-a-day upgrader that makes synthetic crude from oil-sands bitumen.

Shell representatives didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Syncrude synthetic light crude strengthened by 85 cents to a premium of $1.10 a barrel to U.S. West Texas Intermediate as of 12:18 p.m. New York time today, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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