ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS CLOSE WYOMING REFINERY

Amoco Oil Co. expects its Casper, Wyo., refinery will be closed permanently because of high costs to comply with federal environmental rules. The company announced at the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Association meeting in Denver earlier this month it will close the 40,000 b/cd refinery about Dec. 1 (OGJ, Oct. 7, Newsletter). It said keeping the plant open would require spending money that cannot be justified, given the marginal performance of the refinery in recent years.

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