MAINTENANCE BEGINS AT EXXON REFINERY

MAINTENANCE BEGINS AT EXXON REFINERY

Exxon Co. U.S.A.'s Bayway refinery began a two-month maintenance turnaround Thursday.

However, a number of units have been shut for "preliminary work" during the last two weeks, an Exxon spokesman said.The 120,000-barrel-a-day refinery at Linden, N.J., is the largest in the New York area. It first suspended marine operations March 2 to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the recent spate of heating oil spills into the adjacent Arthur Kill.