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Husky to Begin Turnaround at Lima, Ohio, Refinery

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Husky Energy Inc. started maintenance on a fluid catalytic cracker and coking unit at its Lima, Ohio, refinery.

“These units comprise approximately 30 percent of the refinery’s operations,” said Graham White, a company spokesman, in an e-mail statement. “The rest of the refinery is up and running throughout the maintenance” and will produce at about 70 percent of typical rates, he said.

The refinery manufactures 25 percent of the gasoline used in Ohio, along with 30,000 barrels a day of diesel and 25,000 barrels of jet fuel, plus residual fuels and petrochemical feedstocks, according to the company’s website.

The work on the units is expected to take about 40 days, White said.

The discount for conventional, 87-octane gasoline in Chicago widened 0.5 cent to 2 cents a gallon versus futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 4:24 p.m., according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

About 80 percent of the crude processed at the refinery is domestic, with additional supplies from the North Sea and West Africa. The 155,000-barrel-a-day plant “processes almost exclusively light crude,” White said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Burkhardt in New York at pburkhardt@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at dstets@bloomberg.net.

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