Sunoco helping to support the spring run up?


Sunoco plans repairs at Toledo refinery

Sunoco Inc., the largest oil refiner in the
eastern United States, said it plans to shut a fluid catalytic cracker
and crude unit in Toledo for repairs next fall, with the possibility
that part of the unit would be shut down as early as March.Top
company officials told analysts yesterday of the work, saying the
refinery on the Toledo-Oregon border has two crude units but one will
be shut and “cleaned out,” officials said. The unit has been processing
80,000 barrels of oil a day, 10,000 barrels less than its maximum
capacity.The refinery, on Woodville Road, can process 165,000
barrels a day, according to figures from the company and the U.S.
Energy Department. Not clear was whether the work would curb
production, how long the work would last, or whether employees would be

Hmm- just as the huge gasoline boom starts, Sunoco wants to shut their unit down? That seems a bit odd. Why not pick the slowest time of the year (fall) and get everything completed then?

Maybe there’s a better reason to it, but I can’t think of any.

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