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KBTV4: Motiva Refinery Back Up After Power Loss

( Air Date: 8/31/2006 )

Shell Oil Company said Thursday its 285,000 barrel-per-day joint-venture refinery in Port Arthur, was back up after losing power Wednesday.

The plant, owned by Motiva, a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell`s (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research) Shell Oil and Saudi Refining, suffered a power outage for a short time after a lightning storm early Wednesday morning, a company spokesman wrote in an e-mail.

However, the units were restarted “promptly” and the refinery was “running well by midday,” the e-mail added.

Gulf Coast traders had said on Wednesday that the power problems affected crude units at the plant, as well as an alkylation unit at the Port Arthur refinery owned by France`s Total
 

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