Shell Shuts Norco Chemical Unit for Substation Work

Reuters, December 5, 2022

Shell Plc shut the GO-1 olefins unit in the chemical plant at its Norco, Louisiana, refining and chemical plant complex, said people familiar with plant operations on Monday.

The GO-1 unit shutdown will allow power provider Entergy to make repairs beginning on Wednesday to a substation, according to a notice Shell made to nearby residents. The repairs will take 24 to 48 hours to complete.

GO-1 produces ethylene for sale into the market and for further processing at Shell’s nearby Geismar, Louisiana chemical plant.

The Norco complex houses a 236,721 barrel-per-day (bpd) crude oil refinery.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Mark Porter and Marguerita Choy)

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