02 March 2012 20:57 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--BP had to restart one of its ultraformers following an unplanned maintenance at its Texas City refinery near Houston, the company reported in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on Friday.
The unit was shut down in early January to repair a leak, and BP initially restarted the unit at the start of February. Troubles with restart caused continued problems through the month, sources said.
The restart is expected to be completed by Monday, according to the filing. An ultrafomer makes blending components to increase the octane of gasoline.
The refinery has a capacity of 455,800 bbl/day.
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