Flint Hills flares Texas cracker after compressor leaks

19 July 2012 15:36  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) reported flaring from its Port Arthur cracker in Texas, saying in a public filing on Thursday that emissions were caused by the shutdown of a compressor on a gasoline hydrogenation unit.

The hydrogenation unit was shut down and the leak was stopped after the compressor was blocked, FHR said in the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

Information about the operational status of the cracker was not available because FHR does not comment on its operations, according to a spokesperson.

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

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