04 March 2009 22:02 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--BP on Wednesday had commenced restart procedures for a coker, fluid catalytic cracker (FCC), residual hydrotreater and ultraformer unit at its 467,000 bbl/day Texas City refinery in Texas, according to state regulators.
A filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said BP started the procedures on early Wednesday morning.
Company officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
According to industry sources, the FCC, which was down for maintenance, was initially due to restart at the end of December but was delayed to January.
The filing with Texas state officials indicated that the FCC and coker restarts would be completed by 7 March, while the ultraformer restart would be finished on 8 March.
The restart on the residual hydrotreating unit, however, would not be completed until 25 March, according to the filing.
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