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Delek says key areas of refinery spared in fire
Friday November 21, 4:40 pm ET

Delek says critical areas of Texas refinery were spared in fire, shutdown begins

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) -- Delek US Holdings Inc. said Friday that most critical areas of its refinery in Tyler, Texas, were spared from damage in a fire.

Production at the 60,000-barrel-a-day plant was stopped after Thursday's fire.

The company didn't provide a date for resuming full production, but it said some parts of the refinery would keep operating as the company exhausts inventories of finished products.

The company said it carries $1 billion in insurance against property damage and business interruption, with a $5 million deductible for property damage. The business-interruption coverage carries a 45-day waiting period.

Delek said a preliminary review indicated that the fire started around the saturates gas plant and the naptha hydrotreater.

The company said it would gradually shut down parts of the refinery in stages during the next several days to check for damage and investigate the incident.

Besides refining, Delek sells gasoline and other products at MAPCO Mart, MAPCO Express and other service stations and convenience stores.

Delek shares fell 31 cents, or 7.5 percent, to close at $3.85.

Source: Associated Press

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