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Shell Norco refinery to restart hydrocracker second stage this week - sources

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HOUSTON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to restart the second stage of the hydrocracker at its 227,400 barrel-per-day (bpd) Norco, Louisiana, refinery this week, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Shell spokesman Curtis Smith declined to comment.

The second stage of the 40,000-bpd hydrocracker was shut on April 25 to repair a leak, the sources said.

The adjoining Shell chemical plant plans to restart the Olefins-5 cracker this week as well, the sources said.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba)