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    Big West Flares After Power Disruption at Refinery (Update2)
    2008-03-04 17:24 (New York)

    By Trisha Huang and Robert Tuttle
         March 4 (Bloomberg) — Big West of California LLC, a unit of
    Flying J Inc., said its coker unit shut after a power disruption
    at the company’s refinery in Bakersfield, California
         Other units are in recirculation mode and are “coming up
    right now,” Bill Chadick, the plant’s health, safety and
    environment manager, said in a telephone interview. The shutdown
    “should have no impact on our ability to continue to produce
    gasoline and diesel.”
         The power outage affected the smallest of three areas in the
    refinery, representing less than 20 percent of the plant, Chadick
         About 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide was released, and crews
    were working to curb emissions, the company said in a filing
    yesterday with the California Office of Emergency Services.
         Flying J. is a closely held operator of refineries in Utah
    and California.
         The Big West refinery in Bakersfield has the capacity to
    process 68,000 barrels of crude oil into gasoline and diesel a
    day, according to U.S. Energy Department and company data.

    –Editor: Joe Link, Theo Mullen

    To contact the reporter on this story:
    Trisha Huang in Singapore at +65-6212-1108 or;
    Robert Tuttle in New York at +1-212-617-3465 or

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