Flint Hills beginning restart process at Texas cracker

12 April 2013 16:59  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources has begun the restart process at its Port Arthur cracker in Texas, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on Friday.

In the filing, the company said the cracker was shut down on 11 April because of an unexpected loss of electrical power, which resulted in emissions as well.

The filing states that the restart process began on 12 April and is estimated to be completed by 15 April.

A company spokesperson declined to comment, citing company policy.

Flint Hills has 621,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at the site.

By: John Dietrich

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