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    Chevron Says El Segundo Refinery Normal After Coker Disruption
    2008-05-15 16:22 (New York)
    By Robert Tuttle
         May 15, 2008 (Bloomberg) — Chevron Corp., the second-largest oil
    company in the U.S., said a coker unit has returned to normal
    after a disruption curtailed process rates yesterday
    .
         “We had a little problem with a controller,” Rod
    Spackman, a refinery spokesman, said in a telephone interview.
    “We sorted through that fairly quickly and had the unit back up
    on rates within a couple of hours.”
         The disruption caused flaring, or the burning of gases into
    the air, Spackman said. Cokers take the heaviest components of
    crude oil and refine them into lighter components used to make
    fuel.
         The refinery, the largest in the state, has the capacity to
    process 274,000 barrels a day, U.S. Energy Department data show.
         Exxon Mobil Corp. is the largest U.S. oil company.

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