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Motiva Port Arthur Still On Track

A pipe leak and fire involving the new VPS 5 crude unit occurred at the Motiva Port Arthur refinery at approximately 10 p.m. on December 11, 2012

The fire was immediately extinguished, and the unit was safely shut down. There was no damage, injuries or off-site impacts from the fire or pipe leak.

The unit was in the start-up phase when the situation occurred. This matter is being investigated, with repairs and unit restart to take place as soon as it is safe to do so. This situation has not impacted the planned early 2013 full unit restart.

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