Alon reports shutdown at Bakersfield plant -filing

HOUSTON, July 10 Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:29pm EDT

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HOUSTON, July 10 (Reuters) - Alon USA Energy (ALJ.N) reported a unit shutdown at its Bakersfield, California, refinery on Saturday, according to a notice filed with California pollution regulators.

Unit 17 at the refinery shut down, triggering flaring at the refinery, according to the notice filed with the California Emergency Management Agency.

Alon operates a 14,500 barrel per day (bpd) hydrocracker and a 8,000 bpd reformer at the Bakersfield plant, which serves the company's 84,500 bpd Los Angeles-area refining complex. (Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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