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Operations normal at S.E. Louisiana refineries ahead of storm threat -Exxon, sources

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A view of the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., May 15, 2021. Picture taken May 15, 2021. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn/Files

HOUSTON, June 18 (Reuters) - Refineries in southeast Louisiana were operating normally ahead of a possible tropical storm, said a spokeswoman for an Exxon (XOM.N) refinery and sources at Shell (RDSa.L) and PBF Energy (PBF.N) refineries on Friday.

Operations at Exxon's 502,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery were normal, said company spokeswoman Julie King.

Shell's 227,400 barrel-per-day (bpd) Norco, Louisiana, refinery was continuing business as usual from what is expected to be a minimal tropical storm making landfall on Thursday or Friday, sources said.

PBF's 190,000-bpd Chalmette, Louisiana, does not plan a change in operations because of the storm, said sources familiar with operations at that plant.

Reporting by Erwin Seba

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