September 17, 2018 / 10:39 PM / a month ago

Lyondell's Houston refinery flares due to Shell chemical plant upset: sources

HOUSTON (Reuters) - LyondellBasell Industries 263,776 barrel per day (bpd) Houston refinery was flaring on Monday afternoon due to a malfunction at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s nearby Deer Park, Texas chemical plant, according to Gulf Coast market sources.

The Shell chemical plant takes fuel gas supplied by pipeline from the Lyondell refinery, the sources said. Compressors that transport the fuel gas from the pipeline into the chemical plant were said to be malfunctioning on Monday afternoon.

Reporting by Erwin Seba

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