BP Whiting refinery reformer production cut for repairs

Reuters, August 1, 2016

BP Plc curtailed production over the weekend on the 60,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) reforming unit at the 413,500 bpd Whiting, Indiana, refinery for repairs, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday.

A BP spokesman declined on Monday to discuss operations at the Whiting refinery.

The reformer's cut production levels are having a "minimal impact" on the refinery's overall production, the sources said. The reformer, called Ultraformer 4, has failed to function at expected levels since completing a 10-week overhaul in mid-June. The company hopes to find the problem and repair it.

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