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Shell says U.S. Gulf refineries ramping up after Ike


Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:32am EDT

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Shell said Saturday its U.S. Gulf refining throughput was about 1 million barrels per day out of a total of 1.2 million bpd.

Shell said the 285,000 bpd refinery in Deer Park, Texas which it jointly owns with Mexico’s state oil company Pemex, was running nearly at planned rates and making gasoline and other products.

Motiva’s 285,000 bpd refinery in Port Arthur, Texas was running at 70 percent of capacity, with planned rates expected within the next few days.

Motiva, a joint venture between Shell and Saudi Aramco, also operates two other refineries on the Gulf Coast — a 235,000 bpd refinery in Convent, Louisiana and a 220,000 bpd refinery in Norco, Louisiana. Both refineries remained at planned rates.

(Reporting by Janet McGurty; Editing by John Picinich)



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