Flint Hills shuts down Texas cracker, cites steam loss

21 December 2012 18:54  [Source: ICIS news]

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HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has shut down its Port Arthur cracker in Texas, the company said in a public filing on Friday, citing a loss of steam supply from a third-party provider.

The 621,000 tonne/year unit was taken off on Thursday, the company said in the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The cracker, which was recently down for a lengthy turnaround, was expected to be restarted during the weekend, a market source said.

FHR does not comment on its operations, according to a spokesperson.

However, Flint Hills said in a separate filing that it had begun the start-up process of the unit.

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