Phillips 66 resumes operations at US terminals in Texas after Harvey

04 September 2017 14:28 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Phillips 66 resumed some operations over the weekend at crude and refined products terminals in Texas following Hurricane Harvey, the US-based refiner said.

At Phillips 66’s Beaumont terminal, crude oil operations except for marine have resumed. Refined product operations are expected to resume within days.

The Phillips 66-operated refined products terminal at Pasadena resumed truck loading on Saturday.

Phillips 66’s Freeport terminal – which includes its new liquefied petroleum gas (LGP) export terminal – was operational on Friday, when the Port of Freeport reopened with restrictions.

Meanwhile, Phillips 66 continues to assess equipment condition at its Sweeny refinery, conduct repairs as needed, as well as make other preparations to begin the restart process.

Operations are still suspended at the Phillips 66-operated Gulf Coast Fractionators plant in Mont Belvieu due to lack of available storage at the Mont Belvieu hub.

Phillips 66 said its Lake Charles and Alliance refineries in Louisiana and other terminals in the Gulf Coast region continue to operate.

The company worked with the US Department of Energy (DOE) to secure the release of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).

Harvey and its aftermath

Operations at US Gulf Coast refineries and petrochemical plants have been disrupted this week by severe weather and flooding from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey, leading to a wave of force majeure declarations and logistical issues.

Visit the ICIS Dashboard for a list of all the plants, ports and markets affected by the storm. To view an interactive map of petrochemical plants in Texas, click here. Use the drop-down menu to see plants by products, and zoom in to see more details.

By Tracy Dang