Flint Hills shuts down Texas cracker to repair steam leak

23 July 2012 14:31  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) is shutting down its Port Arthur cracker in Texas to repair a high-pressure steam leak, the company said on Monday.

Emissions associated with the procedure were expected to last until 30 July, the company said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

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

Information about the length of the outage was unavailable.

The company does not comment on its operations.

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