Shell to close Louisiana oil refinery that employs hundreds
November 6, 2020
CONVENT, La. (AP) — Shell announced Thursday that it is closing one of its refineries between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, after failed attempts to sell the facility.
The refinery in Convent can process 240,000 barrels of crude oil per day. It employs nearly 700 workers and 400 contract workers, who will be affected by the closure expected to begin in mid-November.
"Despite efforts to sell the asset, a viable buyer was never identified," Shell spokesman Curtis Smith told The Advocate. "After looking at all aspects of our business, including financial performance, we made the difficult de...