Conoco Reports Shutdown of Cat Cracker at Wood River Refinery in Illinois By Mathew Carr –
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Nov 26, 2010 3:24 AM CT ConocoPhillips halted a catalytic cracker at its Wood River refinery in Illinois on Nov. 24, according to a filing. The No. 2 cracker tripped and emitted more than 500 pounds (227 kilograms) of sulfur dioxide, according to a filing made with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The Wood River refinery is part of a joint venture with Alberta oil-sands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. The venture was established to increase the amount of heavy Canadian crude processed in ConocoPhillipss Wood River and Borger, Texas, refineries.
The refinery is located on the east side of the Mississippi River in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of St. Louis. The plant processes light, low-sulfur and heavy, high sulfur, crude oil. It has a capacity of 306,000 barrels a day, according to the company website.
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