16 March 2012 14:02 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has reported a steam leak at its Port Arthur cracker in Texas, saying it planned to cut rates and potentially shut down the unit in a public filing on Friday.
FHR said repair efforts to stop the leak have included installing a customised clamp, which reduced the leak but failed to completely stop it.
"It does not sound like a major problem, so probably a very short shutdown if required," said a market participant.
FHR did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The company has 621,000 tonnes/year of capacity in Port Arthur.
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