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ExxonMobil: Baytown, Beaumont Refineries Back To Normal
Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) said Wednesday that production at its 348,500 barrels-a-day Beaumont and 562,500s barrel-a-day Baytown refineries in Texas are back to normal operations after the threat of Hurricane Gustav forced the oil giant to cut production at the facilities.

"These refineries have ramped up and are back to normal operations," said Exxon Mobil spokeswoman Prem Nair. "All people are safe and have reported to work."

The Baytown refinery is the largest in the U.S., according the Energy Information Administration.

Exxon Mobil said the company is still assessing possible damage at its 192,760-barrel-a-day Chalmette and 503,000-barrel-a-day Baton Rouge refineries, both in Louisiana. The facilities which were shut down due to the storm on Sunday and Monday, respectively. Gustav churned through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a powerful hurricane and made landfall as a Category 2 storm Monday near a key oil port in Louisiana.

Exxon Mobil didn't offer a restart schedule for the Louisiana refineries.

Source: Dow Jones Newswires

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