HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc RDSa.L returned its 227,400 barrel-per-day (bpd) oil refinery at Norco, Louisiana, to normal operations on Monday, said sources familiar with plant operations.
Shell returned the 240,000-bpd crude distillation unit (CDU) and 14,800-bpd alkylation unit to production as well as restarting the 40,000-bpd reformer, the sources said.
Shell spokesman Curtis Smith declined to comment.
The reformer was shut for maintenance on Sept. 8. [nL1N2GF17M] The CDU and the alkylation unit were taken out of production on Sept. 14 as the refinery reduced production because of the threat from Hurricane Sally. [nL1N2GF17M] Shell then decided to keep the two units offline for maintenance.
Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Richard Pullin
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