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    Charles Randall

    BP Carson, California, Refinery Shuts Hydrocracker After Fire
    2008-04-11 12:49 (New York)
    By Robert Tuttle
         April 11 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc, Europe’s second-largest oil
    company by market value, shut a 45,000 barrel-a-day hydrocracker
    after an overnight fire at the Carson, California, refinery
    , a
    person familiar with the plant’s operations said.
         The shutdown will probably not last longer than the
    said the person, who declined to be named. The fire
    damaged the seal on a compressor for the unit, which upgrades
    distillate fuel into high quality gasoline, jet fuel or diesel.
         There were no injuries or “significant environmental
    impact” from the fire,
    Scott Dean, a company spokesman, said in
    a telephone interview.
         The Carson refinery, the second-largest in California, is
    able to process 265,500 barrels of oil a day, according to the
    U.S. Energy Department. Chevron Corp.’s El Segundo refinery is
    the state’s largest.
    –Editors: Dan Stets, Joe Link

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