Flint Hills begins new restart at Texas olefins plant

02 February 2009 16:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has initiated a new restart at its Port Arthur olefins plant in Texas, but the company on Monday did not confirm when the unit would be fully operational.

Flint Hills had originally restarted the 621,000 tonne/year unit on 12 January. However, one week later the company shut down the unit due to a leak on the exterior of the olefins unit quench tower.

Flint Hills began the new start-up on Sunday, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The filing listed air start-up emissions as lasting through 12 February.

The Port Arthur plant was idled in early December due to weak market conditions.

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By: William Lemos
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