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Chevron Pascagoula Said to Plan Six Weeks Hydrotreater Work

March 20 (Bloomberg) -- Chevron Corp. plans to shut a hydrotreater at its Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi in the first week of April for six weeks of maintenance, according to a person familiar with the work.

The refinery’s coker is still shut following about six weeks of maintenance and may restart next week, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Recent turnaround work also took place on a crude distillation unit and vacuum distillation unit, another person familiar with the work said.

The Pascagoula plant has the capacity to process 330,000 barrels of crude a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It produces 39 percent gasoline, 23 percent diesel and 15 percent jet fuel, according to Chevron’s website.

A hydrotreater removes sulfur, metal and other impurities from refined products.

Sean Comey, a San Ramon, California-based spokesman for Chevron, said the company doesn’t comment on routine maintenance and will continue to supply customers with products without interruption.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eliot Caroom in New York at ecaroom@bloomberg.net

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

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