SHELL STARTS UP TWO PROJECTS AT ESSEX REFINERY

Shell U.K. Ltd. has started up two new projects at its Shell Haven refinery at Essex U.K. A naphtha minus complex and a new central control room represent a total investment of 250 million that marks the largest investment in the plant's 76 year history. The 225 million naphtha minus complex includes a 51,170 b/d hydrotreater, a 16,813 b/d total isomerization unit, a benzene recovery unit, and a liquefied petroleum gas recovery unit. Shell Haven processes 87,000 b/d of crude.

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