Marathon Lost Power at Kentucky Refinery Yesterday (Update1) By Aaron Clark Sept. 10, 2009 (Bloomberg) — Marathon Oil Corp. said it’s restoring operations at the Catlettsburg, Kentucky, refinery after a power outage.
“We experienced a loss of power yesterday,” Linda Casey, a company spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. The plant is in the “process of returning to normal operations.
An apparent lightning strike at an American Electric Power Co. Inc. substation caused a loss of power to the No. 1 sulfur recovery unit at the refinery, said Buddy Rogers, a spokesman for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The division was notified at about 4 p.m. local time of the event, he said.
The refinery has a capacity of 239,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
To contact the reporter on this story: Aaron Clark in New York at aclark27@bloomberg.