BP shuts down gasoline unit at Texas City refinery in US

24 May 2012 16:34  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BP’s Texas City refinery near Houston began the shutdown of a gasoline-production unit for repairs, the company reported to a state environmental agency on Thursday.

BP will repair the fluid catalytic cracker No 3 at the its 406,570 bbl/day refinery, the producer said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). 

BP did not cite a reason for the repairs. 

The shut down would take three days, BP said. It did not say when it expected to restart the unit.

The Texas City refinery is one of the top five largest refineries in the US.

BP did not respond immediately to inquiries.

By: Sheena Martin
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