FACTBOX-Major Gulf refiners say no spill impact

NEW YORK, May 4 (BestGrowthStock) – The spread of a huge oil spill in the Gulf
of Mexico has raised concerns among some in the oil industry that the slick
could hurt energy operations in the region.

A blown out undersea oil well owned by BP Plc (BP.L: ) is spilling about
5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons or 955,000 liters) a day, creating a slick
measuring at least 130 miles (208 km) by 70 miles (112 km).

Traders, analysts and shipbrokers say the spill could eventually slow
vessel traffic and hinder refining operations in the key Gulf Coast hub.

Delays in vessel traffic, particularly the tankers delivering crude,
can impact refineries in the region. However, many refiners with facilities
in the region, including Chevron, Exxon, Marathon, Shell and Valero, have
so far said that the spill has not impacted their operations.
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Below is a list of some of the refineries in the closest proximity to
the spill:

Mississippi

– Chevron: Pascagoula — 330,000 bpd

Louisiana

– Conoco: Alliance in Belle Chasse – 247,000 bpd

– Murphy: Meraux – 120,000 bpd

– Chalmette: Chalmette – 192,500 bpd

– Shell: St. Rose – 55,000 bpd

– Valero: Norco – 185,000 bpd

– Motiva: Norco – 236,400 bpd

– Marathon: Garyville – 256,000 bpd

– Motiva: Convent – 235,000 bpd

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(Sources: Reuters, U.S. Energy Information Administration)
(Compiled by Rebekah Kebede, Reporting by Rebekah Kebede
and Janet McGurty)

FACTBOX-Major Gulf refiners say no spill impact