Valero reports setback at Texas refinery

17 January 2007 16:13  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--US refining major Valero experienced production troubles at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery, the company said in a filing with Texas environmental regulators made available on Wednesday.


The company said that an off-site steam producer had an upset with their steam turbine generator on Tuesday.


This, in turn, caused interruptions in process equipment and led to unit upsets at the refinery, it said.


It remained unclear if there were any impacts on chemical or petrochemical production and supplies from the incident.


Officials at San Antonio, Texas-based Valero were not immediately available for additional comment on Wednesday morning.


According to information on Valero’s website, the refinery has a processing capacity of 295,000 bbl/day, and its products also include petrochemicals, petroleum coke and sulphur.


Valero acquired the refinery in 2005 when it took over Premcor.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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