Phillips 66 began laying off hourly workers at its shuttered Alliance refinery last week, reports Reuters. The refinery is expected to be converted to an oil and refined products terminal by August.
About half of the 450 hourly employees at the refinery were laid off, with the remainder staying on through May 1. About 27 hourly workers are being trained to operate the terminal when it begins operating. Supervisors from the company’s midstream division are at the Alliance site as it prepares to begin terminal operations.
Phillips 66 announced in November that it would not reopen the Alliance refinery, which was shuttered in mid-August ahead of Hurricane Ida. The hurricane caused the plant to be flooded on Aug. 16 following the breach of a floodwall. Read the entire story.