Flint Hills reports shutdown of Port Arthur cracker

15 April 2013 15:49  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Flint Hills Resources reported a shutdown of its light olefins unit (LOU) at its Port Arthur cracker in Texas because of an unexpected loss of power on 14 April, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The shutdown of the unit caused emissions of various hydrocarbons, according to the filing.

The company reported another shutdown on 11 April and began the restart process on 12 April, according to separate filings with the TCEQ.

The company has 621,000 tonnes/year of ethylene capacity at the site.

By: John Dietrich

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