March 26, 2019 / 6:02 PM / 4 months ago

Lyondell's Houston refinery production still 14 percent below capacity: sources

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Lyondell-Basell refinery in Houston, Texas February 1, 2015. REUTERS/Richard Carson

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Production at Lyondell Basell Industries Houston refinery continues to run at about 14 percent below its 263,776 barrel-per-day capacity due to shipping limitations on the Houston Ship Channel, said Gulf Coast market sources.

The lack of shipping prevents Lyondell from removing sulfur made as a byproduct of gasoline production at the refinery, the sources said. The refinery has limited storage capacity on-site.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Phil Berlowitz

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