Corrected: FHR restarting Texas cracker after weekend outage

13 June 2011 16:13  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined “FHR restarting Texas cracker after weekend outage” dated 13 June 2011, please read in the first paragraph … Port Arthur … instead of … Point Comfort …. A corrected story follows.

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) was restarting its Port Arthur cracker in Texas on Monday, following a shutdown on 10 June caused by a leak in a gas compressor.

The outage was the second in just over two weeks. The same cracker was taken off line on 25 May because of a fire.

Emissions associated with the start-up process were expected to last until 17 June, FHR said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

FHR has 621,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity in Port Arthur.

For more on ethylene, visit ICIS chemical intelligence
For more on FHR’s plants, visit ICIS plants and projects


By: William Lemos
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