December 28, 2017 / 3:56 PM / a year ago

Valero Memphis refinery maintains production despite upsets: sources

FILE PHOTO: A Valero Energy Corp. gas station is pictured in El Cajon, California, U.S., August 8, 2017. Picture taken August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Valero Energy Corp’s 190,000 bpd Memphis, Tennessee, refinery has maintained production despite upsets because of severe cold weather on Wednesday and early Thursday, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Valero spokeswoman Lillian Riojas declined comment.

A string of units tripped out of production briefly due to the frigid weather, which pushed temperatures overnight to 16 degrees Fahrenheit (-9 Celsius) with a wind chill of 7 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 Celsius), the sources said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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