Refiner ConocoPhillips takes down Sweeny unit in Texas for 4 days

13 September 2010 18:53  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US refiner ConocoPhillips experienced an outage at its Sweeny refinery in Texas that will keep its Unit 27 fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) unit down for four days, the company said on Monday.

A catalyst leak on the regenerator unloading line caused the mid-morning outage, ConocoPhillips said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The company said it expected the unit to be back up by 17 September.

The unit will be kept in circulation mode, and the fractionation section would remain operational, the company said in the filing.

The refinery has a capacity of 247,000 bbl/day, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

A ConocoPhillips representative did not immediately respond to calls for comment.

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By: Ben Lefebvre
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