FHR to shut down Texas cracker to repair heat exchangers

13 April 2012 16:24  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) will shut down its Port Arthur cracker in Texas to repair heat exchangers at the site, the company said in a public filing on Friday.

Emissions associated with the procedure were expected to last until 22 April, FHR said in the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The company did not say when it planned to begin maintenance, but sources said the shutdown would start on Monday.

A company spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

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

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