Phillips 66 said it is beginning to shut its 255,600 b/d Alliance refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, ahead of Hurricane Ida making landfall over the weekend, the company said on its website.
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"Phillips 66 continues to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Ida. Based on the projected path of the storm and the potential for storm surge, our Alliance Refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana is undergoing a safe and orderly shutdown of operations, and non-essential personnel have been released from work," a company statement said.
Phillips 66 said its other manufacturing assets on the US Gulf Coast -- including its 260,000 b/d Westlake refinery in Lake Charles -- continue with their respective hurricane preparedness plans.
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