Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Refinery Shut Units After Fire
Gary-Williams Energy Co., a closely held U.S. oil and gas company, shut units at its Wynnewood, Oklahoma, refinery after a Dec. 26 explosion and fire in a hydrocracker unit.
Some units “which were shut down as a safety precaution, are currently being restarted,” Sally Allen, a vice president at the company, said in a statement. The affected units, including the hydrocracker, will be “out of operation for a short time” and the plant will run at reduced rates until repairs are completed, she said.
The 70,000 barrel-a-day plant experienced a gas release, explosion and fire at around 7 a.m. on Dec. 26, Allen said. The company “anticipates minimal disruption to customers’ supply,” according to Allen.
Denver-based Gary-Williams refines gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, asphalt and solvents at Wynnewood, according to the company’s website.
The refinery is located about 66 miles (106 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City.
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