March 20, 2020 / 10:19 PM / 15 days ago

BP/Husky Ohio refinery shuts alky unit, sends workers home -source

March 20 (Reuters) - A 160,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery owned by BP Plc and Husky Energy in Toledo, Ohio has shut a 3,000 bpd alkylation unit, according to a source familiar with plant operations.

It is unclear when the unit will resume operating.

The plant has also sent home more than 1,000 outside contractors who were performing work on the plant, according to the source. The contractors are set to return in approximately 2-3 weeks.

Maintenance on critical projects such as tanker repairs is still ongoing with approximately 200 workers still at the plant. (Reporting by Laura Sanicola, additional reporting by Erwin Seba, editing by Chris Reese)

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