June 19, 2020 / 12:36 AM / 16 days ago

Motiva Port Arthur, Texas, refinery restarts FCC: sources

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] restarted production on the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracker (FCC) on Thursday at its 607,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, said sources familiar with plant operations.

The company also completed a catalyst change on the 105,000-bpd hydrocracker on Wednesday, the sources

Motiva declined comment.

The 81,000-bpd FCC was placed on circulation on Monday after a leak developed from a nozzle on the unit’s fractionator, the sources said.

Energy industry intelligence service Genscape reported flaring at the hydrocracker on June 5, indicating work under way on the unit.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Leslie Adler and Sandra Maler

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