Lyondell Houston refinery ops unaffected by fire

HOUSTON Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:36pm EDT

HOUSTON Oct 23 (Reuters) - Operations at Lyondell Basell's 280,390 barrel per day Houston refinery were unaffected by a fire Friday and Saturday in a out-of-service MEK unit scheduled for demolition, a company spokesman said.

"It has not interrupted refinery operations," said Lyondell spokesman David Harpole.

The fire broke out while the unit, which boosts the refinable material in a barrel of crude oil, was being prepared for demolition, Harpole said. No injuries were reported due to the fire.

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