Motiva refinery second-largest CDU operating at 80% capacity

The second-largest crude distillation unit (CDU) at Motiva Enterprises 607,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery is operating at 80% of capacity, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Motiva is preparing to restart the smallest CDU and the small coker at the refinery, the sources said.

Motiva did not reply to a request for comment.

The second largest of the three CDUs at the refinery is the 195,000-bpd VPS-2 CDU. The smallest CDU is the 80,000-bpd VPS-2. The small coker is the 54,000-bpd DCU-1.

The refinery was shut on Feb. 15 because of a loss of steam supply in severe cold weather along the Gulf Coast.

Reporting by Erwin Seba, Editing by Franklin Paul and Chizu Nomiyama

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