ALON USA Refinery Back to Full Capacity

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - You may have seen the smoke and flares on friday rising above the ALON refinery in Big Spring.

But don't worry, it's a good thing, the fluid catalytic cracking unit is back up and running.

Alon U.S.A. has restarted the 24 thousand barrel per day unit, that unit was heavily damaged in the February fire and has been out of commission ever since.

Refinery officials say right now the unit is operating at planned rates and they'll have the refinery back up to full strength or about 70-thousand barrells of oil a day.