August 30, 2017 / 5:52 PM / a year ago

Total's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery expects water to recede by weekend: sources

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Total SA expects water within its 225,500 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery to recede by the weekend, sources familiar with plant operations said.

A Total spokeswoman said a timeline for returning to the refinery had not been determined.

“We are in the early stages of the evaluation of the refinery and are taking our time to ensure that we do this safely,” said company spokeswoman Tricia Fuller. “I anticipate that we will have a better understanding later.”

The refinery was shut early on Tuesday by a power outage due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

Reporting by Erwin Seba, editing by G Crosse and Tom Brown

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