TWO U.S. REFINERIES AIM FOR RETURN TO FULL TILT
Two damaged refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast were struggling to return to full operations last week. Phillips 66 Co. said damage resulting from a Jan. 6 explosion has reduced crude throughput and is affecting some processing units at its Sweeny, Tex., refinery and petrochemical complex. Exxon Co., U.S.A. expects its 455,000 b/d Baton Rouge, La., refinery to return to normal operation by mid-February. Exxon shut down the plant following a Dec. 24, 1989, explosion and fire (OGJ, Jan. 1, p. 29).