US Flint Hills Resources repairing leaks at Texas plant

17 August 2011 16:48  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is repairing leaking pressure vacuum release valves at its Port Arthur plant in Texas, the refining and chemicals company said on Wednesday.

The leaking valves, as well as a leaking manway cover, were discovered on Tuesday. FHR repaired the manway cover.

One valve was removed for repairs. Once it is back in place, the company will repair the other valve, the company said in a filing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

FHR would not provide any further details on the leak.

Contaminants released as a result of the leaks include hexane, heptanes, benzene and toluene.

FHR produces 210,000 tonnes/year of benzene and 310,000 tonnes/year of cyclohexane in Port Arthur, according to ICIS plants and projects.

By: Bobbie Clark
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