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Valero Said to Plan Meraux Refinery Shutdown for Late February

January 03, 2013

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO:US) is planning to shut units at the Meraux refinery in Louisiana for planned work that will start in late February, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The work is expected to last about three weeks, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.

Bill Day, a San Antonio-based spokesman for Valero, said he had “no information about that” when asked about the turnaround.

Valero typically discloses planned work for the current and upcoming quarter on its website four times a year. The next disclosure for refinery maintenance is scheduled for Jan. 29, Day said in a phone interview.

The Meraux refinery has a capacity of 135,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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