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Update 2 – COP Sweeny restarting from Power Outage

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    basil parmesan

    UPDATE 2-Conoco says refinery in Sweeny, Texas restarting
    * Late-morning power outage hits Conoco refinery* No injuries, company says HOUSTON, May 10, 2011 (Reuters)ConocoPhillips’ 247,000
    barrel-per-day Sweeny, Texas refinery was restarting on Tuesday
    afternoon following a late morning power outage
    , the company
    “At 11:15 this morning (1615 GMT), the refinery experienced
    a power failure that resulted in the shutdown of several
    refinery units and activation of the refinery’s flare system
    Conoco spokesman Rich Johnson said in a statement.
    “Power has since been restored and the refinery is in the
    process of restarting the affected units,” Johnson said. “There
    were no injuries or offsite impacts associated with this
    incident.” He declined to say what impact the power outage would have
    on production at the refinery. Conoco was investigating the cause of the outage, Johnson
    said. The Sweeny refinery was hit by an April 26 outage due to a
    broken power pole at electricity distributor Texas New Mexico
    a PNM Resources subsidiary.[color=#ff0000 size=3]Three refineries in Texas City, Texas were hit between
    April 25-26 due to outages on power lines because of drought
    conditions. All three also receive power from Texas New Mexico
    A Texas New Mexico Power spokeswoman said power was being
    restored to a line at the Conoco Sweeny refinery when the
    outage occurred. “They had finished cleaning the insulators,” said Cathy
    Garber. “The refinery was given to go-ahead to restore power.
    Then there was some kind of switching error.” The build-up of dirt and refining residue on insulators was
    blamed for power problems in Texas City in late April.
    A severe
    drought across Texas means there has has not been enough rain
    to clean off the insulators, as normally happens.
    (Reporting by Erwin Seba and Kristen Hays; Editing by Dale
    Hudson and Lisa Shumaker)

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    Charles Randall

    COP Sweeny is restarting Refinery, Coker & other units from same Power outage that hit 3 other refineries also supplied by the Texas New Mexico Power supplier – build up of dirt on insulators and lack rain washing due drought conditions were blamed as one causes.

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