Total performing planned work on Port Arthur units-filing
Wed Dec 5, 2007 9:20am EST
NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Total Petrochemicals S.A. said it was performing required maintenance repairs to units 807 and 835 at its 232,000 barrel per day Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, according to a filing Tuesday with state environmental regulators.
According to the filing with the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, the company said the repairs would require purging to the flare gas recovery system which could overwhelm the system and cause flaring.
Some trade sources said Unit 835 is the gasoline-making fluid catalytic cracking unit. The refinery has cat cracking capacity of 75,000 bpd, according to government data.
The repairs were scheduled to begin at 5:00 a.m. local time Wednesday and end at 5:00 a.m. Thursday.
A company spokeswoman said the company does not comment on refinery operations.
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