Flint Hills Resources reports unit shutdowns at Texas cracker

20 March 2013 16:34  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US producer Flint Hills Resources has shut down of several process units at its Port Arthur chemical facilities in Texas, according to a public filing on Wednesday.

The shut down occurred on Tuesday, 19 March, and was caused by a leak on the demethanizer feed tower feed separator in the light olefins unit, according to the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The company has 621,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at the cracker, which was restarted last week after a week-long outage.

Flint Hills Resources did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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By: John Dietrich

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