A group of minority-owned community banks is teaming up to offer a $75 million line of credit to a large oil refinery company.

Thirty-two banks, led by Seaway National Bank of Chicago, are sharing the commitment to Equilon Enterprises LLC, a year-old company co-owned by Shell Oil Co. and Texaco Inc. Industry experts say it is the largest line of credit ever offered by a group of minority-owned banks.

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