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    ConocoPhillips Reports Maintenance at Sweeny, Texas Refinery
    2008-02-21 02:11 (New York)

    By Christian Schmollinger
         Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — ConocoPhillips, the second-largest
    U.S. refiner, reported it will carry out maintenance on an
    exhaust stack used in operating a gasoline-making unit at its
    refinery in Sweeny, Texas.
         The company will operate the mechanical rappers of its
    electrostatic precipitators at the Unit 3 regenerator flue gas
    stack starting at 8 a.m. local time today until 1 p.m., it said
    in a report to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The
    rapping will cause the release of excess particulate matter
    including smoke and vapor.
         Electrostatic precipitators are devices that strip
    particulate matter from gases. The regenerator collects catalysts
    used in the fluidized catalytic cracking unit at the refinery for
    recycling. The cracking unit processes vacuum gasoil into
    gasoline or lighter oil products.
         The Sweeny refinery can process 247,000 barrels of oil a day,
    according to the U.S. Energy Department.

    –Editor: Clyde Russell.

    To contact the reporter on this story:
    Christian Schmollinger in Singapore at +65-6212-1898 or
    christian.s@bloomberg.net.

    To contact the editor responsible for this story:
    Reinie Booysen at +65-6212-1154 or rbooysen@bloomberg.net.

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