Marathon Galveston Bay Refinery, Texas, production to be reduced for a month -sources

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A Marathon Petroleum banner outside the El Paso refinery in El Paso, Texas, U.S., October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Julio-Cesar Chavez

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HOUSTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC.N) plans to cut production for up to a month at its 593,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, as repairs continue on residual hydrotreating units (RHUs), sources familiar with the situation said.

Marathon spokesperson Jamal Kheiry declined to comment.

The 64,000-bpd RHU and 60,000-bpd RHU have been shut since a Feb. 4 power outage at the refinery.

All other units at the refinery have restarted, but with the RHUs shut, the refinery is operating at about 80% of its capacity, the sources said.

RHUs use hydrogen to remove sulfur from motor fuel feedstocks in compliance with U.S. environmental rules.

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Reporting by Erwin Seba; editing by Jason Neely and Jonathan Oatis

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