Motiva Enterprises continues to battle a fire at its 230,000-barrel-per-day refinery in Convent, Louisiana. The fire is located at the refinery’s 45,000 barrel-per-day oil hydrocracker.


Exact details are still developing. Industrial Info will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. No injuries have been reported, according to news accounts.


The Convent refinery is in St. James Parish, Louisiana, along the Mississippi River. Built by Texaco in 1967, it is an integrated oil refinery that produces a full slate of conventional petroleum products, including regular, premium and low-sulfur gasoline. The refinery produces reformulated and conventional gasoline, primarily for the southeastern U.S.


Motiva is a 50:50 joint venture between Shell Oil Company of Royal Dutch Shell and Saudi Refining, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. However, the companies plan to split up the joint venture, and the Convent Refinery will be owned solely by Shell.

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