HOUSTON (Reuters) - The hydrocracking unit at Exxon Mobil Corp’s 560,500 barrel per day (bpd) Baytown, Texas, refinery remains shut on Monday following a power interruption on Saturday, sources familiar with plant operations said.
Exxon spokeswoman Sarah Nordin said the Baytown refinery was experiencing an operational issue resulting in safety flaring.
“We are working diligently to minimize the safety flaring. There is minimal impact to production,” Nordin said. “We expect to meet our contractual commitments.”
The 25,000 bpd hydrocracker was shut after a brief power interruption at the refinery early on Saturday morning, according to a notice filed with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Grant McCool