Tesoro Completes Repairs on Hydrocracker at California Refinery
By Barbara Powell and Aaron Clark Feb. 25, 2009 (Bloomberg) — Tesoro Corp., the largest oil refiner in the U.S. West, said it has completed unplanned repairs on a hydrocracker at its Martinez, California, refinery.
The unit, shut Feb. 23 to fix a leaking valve, will be back to full operation by the end of the week, Lynn Westfall, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail.
Hydrocrackers convert heavy hydrocarbons into lighter fuels such as high-octane gasoline.
The refinery can process 170,000 barrels of crude oil a day, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
To contact the reporter on this story: Barbara Powell in Dallas at Bpowell4@bloomberg.net; Aaron Clark in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgLast Updated: February 25, 2009 10:27 EST