The unit has been out of operation since the fire, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.
The 255,000-barrel-a-day Convent plant is 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of New Orleans. Motiva is a refining and marketing joint venture of Saudi Refining Inc., a subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Oil Co., and Shell Oil, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (RDSA)
Destin Singleton, a spokeswoman for Shell in Houston, said on Aug. 19 that the fire broke out in the pump of a process unit at 2:25 p.m. local time and declined to name the equipment. She said in an e-mail today that she has no update on its status.
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