Fire at Valero Energy’s refinery feed unit put out

29 January 2007 04:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--A fire broke out at a feed unit within Valero Energy Corp’s 214,000 bbl/day refinery in Texas City on Sunday afternoon, a company spokeswoman said.

The fire, which occurred near Valero’s 83,000 bbl/day fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit, has been put out, spokeswoman Mary Rose Brown said on Monday.

A spokesman from the refinery said the FCC unit was shut for an indefinite period, according to a Reuters report, but Brown could not confirm this.

She said air monitoring was being done to determine the amount of pollution caused by the blaze.

By: Florence Tan
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