Outages hit fluid catalytic crackers at two Texas refineries

09 February 2011 18:44  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--CITGO and Flint Hills Resources (FHR) had outages of fluid catalytic crackers (FCC) at their Corpus Christi refineries in Texas on Wednesday, according to market sources.

Sources said CITGO’s outage of its 12,800 bbl/day FCC was to repair a leak in a joint expansion. The refinery’s larger 70,000 bbl/day FCC has been down for turnaround since mid January.

The refinery has a capacity of 163,000 bbl/day.

At FHR’s 290,078 bbl/day refinery, market sources said an FCC was down as well. There were no details as to why the unit shut down.

Neither refinery spokesman immediately responded to questions for comment.

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