December 18, 2018 / 9:20 PM / 6 months ago

Shell's Convent, Louisiana refinery hydrocracker back in production - sources

FILE PHOTO: Staff members work at the booth of Royal Dutch Shell at Gastech, the world's biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.AS) brought the hydrocracker at its at its 209,787-barrel-per-day (bpd) Convent, Louisiana, refinery back into production after fixing a malfunction on Tuesday, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Shell on Tuesday afternoon was raising the production level on the 45,000 bpd heavy oil hydrocracker called the H-Oil Unit after unplugging a valve that led Shell early on Tuesday to begin bringing the unit down, the sources said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba, editing by G Crosse

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