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Alon reports SCOT unit upset at Big Spring refinery

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    HOUSTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Alon USA Energy Inc said on Tuesday that an ongoing SCOT unit malfunction at its 70,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Big Spring, Texas, refinery had no impact on production, according to a statement from Chief Operating Officer Joseph Israel.

    Alon notified the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Monday and Tuesday of the ongoing malfunction in the SCOT unit.

    Alon said operational adjustments were made on both days, according to the notices.

    A SCOT, or Shell Claus Off-gas Tail unit, reduces sulfur pollution from a refinery.

    (Reporting by Kristen Hays; Editing by Christian Wiessner)
    ((kristen.hays@thomsonreuters.com; +1 713 210 8538; Reuters Messaging: kristen.hays.reuters.com@reuters.net))
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