No chem impact from Texas refinery snag - Valero

17 January 2007 20:19  [Source: ICIS news]

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TORONTO (ICIS news)--US refining major Valero said on Wednesday that production troubles at its Port Arthur, Texas refinery had no material impact on its refined products and petrochemical production.


The company had earlier said in a filing with Texas environmental regulators that it experienced production troubles at the refinery.


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


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


According to information on San Antonio, Texas-based 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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