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Silver Eagle oil refinery in Woods Cross delays restart of crude oil unit

WOODS CROSS — A Utah oil refinery has delayed plans to start up operations after a November explosion.

Silver Eagle Refining Inc. announced Saturday it would restart some operations Tuesday but then announced Tuesday it was lacking state permits to do so.

Silver Eagle vice president Mike Redd told a Utah television station the company was waiting on operating permits from the Utah Division of Occupational Safety and Health. But that agency told The Associated Press it doesn't deal in permits.

Another state division, for boiler and elevator safety, says it has inspected and passed some of Silver Eagle's pressure vessels but that the company failed to ask for the permits needed to run the equipment.

Silver Eagle didn't return messages left by The Associated Press on Tuesday.