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Repairs at Exxon’s Montana refinery to continue for at least 3 weeks, sources say

FILE PHOTO: Logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen
FILE PHOTO: Logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro

HOUSTON (Reuters) -Repairs to the crude distillation unit (CDU) at Exxon Mobil Corp’s 61,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Billings, Montana, refinery are planned to continue for at least another three weeks, said sources familiar with plant operations.

“The Billings refinery will resume full operations as soon as it is safe to do so,” said Exxon spokesperson Julie King.

The 58,000-bpd CDU was shut by a March 27 fire, the sources said. The CDU does the initial breakdown of crude oil into hydrocarbon feedstocks for all other production units at the refinery.

The repairs on the CDU could extend into June, the sources said.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien and Paul Simao)

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