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UPDATE 1-Total Port Arthur, Texas, refinery restarts small crude unit -sources

(Adds details on unit, outage)

HOUSTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Total SA restarted the small crude distillation unit (CDU) on Tuesday at its 225,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations.

A company spokeswoman declined to comment.

The 40,000-bpd ACU-2 CDU was shut on Aug. 25 along with the rest of the refinery when Hurricane Laura menaced the Port Arthur area. The refinery’s restart was delayed by the need to restore stable, sufficient external power to the refinery following damage from Laura’s high winds.

ACU-2 is the last unit to restart from the Hurricane Laura shutdown. (Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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