Louisiana refinery without power after shutdown

A Phillips 66 refinery in Louisiana has lost power as Hurricane Isaac continues to pour heavy rain along the coast, the company confirmed Wednesday.

Phillips 66’s 247,000-barrel-per-day capacity Alliance refinery in Belle Chasse, La., has been shut down and is without power, the company said. The company began taking the facility offline on Sunday.

“We are not yet able to confirm whether or not flooding in the region has impacted the refinery,” the company said in a statement on its website.

Phillips 66’s Lake Charles refinery in Westlake, La., is still running. It is capable of refining up to 239,000 barrels a day of crude oil., the company said.

About 2 million barrels a day worth of crude oil refining capacity along the Gulf Coast has been taken offline so far, according to the Oil Price Information service.

Oil companies said their workers remained ready to return to facilities and bring them back online as soon as the storm passed.

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