By BARBARA POWELL
HOUSTON (Bloomberg) -- The Motiva
Enterprises refinery in Norco, Louisiana,
is conducting planned repairs on a fluid catalytic cracker, a
person familiar with operations said.
The unit was shut in the third week of September for 50 days
of scheduled maintenance, said the person, who
asked not to be identified because the information isnt
A community notice on September 19 from St. Charles Parish,
where the refinery is located, said that
Motiva would begin planned maintenance on several units the
week of September 28.
The 250,000 bpd Norco refinery is about 21 km west of New
Orleans. Motiva is a refining and marketing joint venture
of Saudi Refining, a subsidiary of Saudi
Arabian Oil Co, and Shell Oil, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell.