Total reduces refinery production over Colonial pipeline incident

The logo of French oil and gas company Total is seen at a petrol station in Neuville Saint Remy, France, October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

The shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline after being hacked prompted Total SE to reduce its gasoline production at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

The company did not comment about the reduced operation of its 225,500 barrel-a-day refinery.

Reuters reported that production on the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracker was trimmed by more than 25% of its 76,000 bpd capacity. The wire service also said Total idled its 75,000-bpd condensate splitter which is used to convert light crude oil to feedstocks for motor fuels.