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It was a difficult economic decade for oil companies, including Shell, which went through several rounds of downsizing. The midwestern & western refining & marketing resources of Shell and Texaco (including WRR) were merged into a partnership called Equilon Enterprises LLC. The WRR History Museum opened in the former computer room in the Main Office basement and then – with great fanfare – reopened in its current location on September 18, 1993. A Gasoline Hydrotreater unit (GHT) was built to satisfy increasingly stringent clean fuels requirements.
Clark Oil went through ownership changes – even bankruptcy – and was renamed Premcor, but the Hartford Refinery continued operating.