CITGO reports power outage; unit shut down at Texas refinery

27 December 2012 16:47  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--CITGO reported a power outage at its Corpus Christi refinery in Texas that resulted in the shutdown of a sulphur recovery unit (SRU), the company said in a state regulatory filing on Thursday.

The power outage began early Thursday at the 163,000 bbl/day refinery’s west plant, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The outage caused elevated hydrogen sulphide in fuel gas and increased sulphur dioxide concentrations from the unit’s heater.

“Units were placed in circulation, and steps were taken to reduce fuel gas usage,” the filing said.

According to the filing, power has been restored and total amount of emissions released has not been determined.

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