Shell restarting Texas complex after major outage

01 June 2011 20:25  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell was restarting several units at its Deer Park complex in Texas following a major outage earlier on Wednesday caused by a loss of steam, the company said in a regulatory filing.

The outage affected the company's two crackers at the site in addition to its cumene and phenol units as well as a refinery, according to filings with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Emissions associated with the start-up process were expected to last until 6-19 June, Shell said in the filings.

A Shell spokesperson for Deer Park said in a recorded message that the company did not comment on operational issues.

Shell has 835,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at the site.

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By: William Lemos
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