WHITING, Ind. (AP)
- Energy giant BP says it doesnít have a timeline for repairs to a crude
distillation unit that shut down after a fire at its Indiana refinery.
Indiana) Times reports that a Saturday fire caused a malfunction to the unit
at BPís Whiting Refinery along Lake Michigan in northwest Indiana. The unit
helps transform crude oil into gasoline and other fuels. It operates at a
rate of 75,000 barrels per day. BP still is operating two other crude
distillation units at the 430,000-barrel-per-day refinery. BP didnít comment
on how the temporary shutdown would affect production.
The refinery is the
largest in the Midwest and supplies gasoline to seven states. It produces 10
million gallons of gasoline, 3.5 million gallons of diesel and 1.7 million
gallons of jet fuel a day.