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Chevron begins restart of Richmond refinery CDU

04.26.2013  | 

The crude distillation unit (CDU) was shuttered last Aug. 6 when a leak in associated piping caused a major fire. Other plants at the refinery have been operating at reduced rates since then.

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By ROSE MARTON-VITALE

Chevron on Friday said the process of introducing feed to its Richmond, Calif., refinery's crude unit is underway and, at the same time, other process units are in restart mode.

The crude distillation unit (CDU) was shuttered last Aug. 6 when a leak in associated piping caused a major fire. Other plants at the refinery have been operating at reduced rates since then.

"This is one step in a thorough and methodical process in allowing the refinery to resume normal operation of the crude unit. We are taking the time necessary to perform this work safely and effectively," Chevron spokeswoman Melissa Ritchie said in an emailed statement.

Earlier this month, the company said repairs to the 245,000-bpd crude unit had been completed and that normal operations were expected to resume within the month.


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