Shell restarts gasoline, diesel units at Deer Park, Texas, refinery -sources

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the Shell Deer Park Manufacturing Complex is seen in Deer Park, Texas, U.S. August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

HOUSTON (Reuters) -Royal Dutch Shell Plc restarted the gasoline- and diesel-producing units on Sunday at its 318,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery, sources familiar with plant operations said on Monday.

The 70,000-bpd gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracker (FCC) and 67,000-bpd hydrocracker were shut on Feb. 15 when most of the refinery’s units were knocked out of production by severe cold weather.

Shell spokesman Curtis Smith declined to comment.

Shell began restarting the refinery on March 15.

The refinery is a 50-50 joint-venture between Mexico’s national oil company, Pemex, and Shell, which is the managing partner.

Reporting by Erwin Seba in HoustonEditing by Matthew Lewis