Gas processing Concern about a gas leak prompted more than 200 workers at Esso Australia Ltd.'s Longford gas plant in eastern Gippsland, Victoria, to walk off the job May 7 and 8. An unidentified employee told the local press that operations were continuing as normal at the plant, which is supplied from the Bass Strait oil and gas fields. Last September, an explosion at the Longford plant killed two workers and cut much of Victoria's gas supplies for 10 days (OGJ, Oct. 5, 1998, p. 39). Refining Lyondell-Citgo Refining LP, a joint venture of Lyondell Chemical Co. and Citgo Petroleum Corp., reported that one of the two cokers at its Houston refinery was sh...

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