Motiva Port Arthur, Texas, refinery shuts small crude unit

Motiva Enterprises shut the small crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 607,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations.

The 80,000-bpd VPS-2 CDU began coming down on Tuesday morning, the sources said. VPS-2 is the smallest of three CDUs that do the primary breakdown of crude oil into feedstocks for all other production units at the refinery.

Motiva declined on Tuesday to discuss the status of individual units at the refinery.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Sandra Maler

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