Exxon Reports FCCU-Related Shutdown at Baytown, Texas, Refinery

Date : 06/17/2019 @ 8:43PM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM)
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Exxon Reports FCCU-Related Shutdown at Baytown, Texas, Refinery

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By Dan Molinski

 

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) reported a weekend shutdown of a gas compressor linked to a gasoline-making Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit at its refinery in Baytown, Texas.

"Unplanned shutdown of Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit 2 wet gas compressor resulted in safe utilization of the flare system," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. "The event has ended. There is minimal impact to production. We expect to meet our contractual commitments."

It said the incident also led to above-normal gas emissions Sunday that lasted more than five hours, and said the gas compressor has returned to service.

The 561,000 barrel-a-day Baytown refinery is located 25 miles east of Houston.

 

Write to Dan Molinski at dan.molinski@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

June 17, 2019 08:28 ET (12:28 GMT)

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