Fire Temporarily Closes Exxon US Gulf Refinery

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Thursday November 2, 2017

A fire closed down five units of ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge 502,000 barrels per day (b/p) refinery on the US Gulf Coast, according to business news agency Bloomberg.

Reuters reported that the 210,000 b/d crude distillation unit and the 78,000 b/d reformer unit were closed.

The fire started early yesterday and was brought under control after a few hours a company spokeswoman said as reported by local news media.

US stocks of oil products were down data released by the US Energy Information Administration Wednesday showed.