By CHRISTINE HARVEY
FINDLAY (Bloomberg) -- Marathon
Petroleums 114,000-bpd Detroit refinery is expected to reach full
rates after completing the restart of a diesel hydrotreater,
according to a person familiar with operations.
The unit, used to remove sulfur from diesel, was started
December 20 after shutting the previous day when a gasket blew
out on a check valve, said the person, who asked not to be
identified because the information is not public. Repairs
are completed and the unit is expected to ramp up to 100% of
capacity by the end of the day, the person said.
Brandon Daniels, a communications manager at Marathon, said
in an e-mail that the company doesnt comment on refining operations and has no
information to provide.
The refinery, which completed a project in 2012 that boosted its
heavy oil capacity by 80,000 bbl, processes a wide range of
crude grades from light-sweet to heavy-sour, according to the
It produces gasoline, diesel, propane, propylene, slurry and
fuel-grade coke and distributes products by pipeline, truck,
rail and barge, the website shows.