Phillips 66's Alliance, Louisiana refinery restarts FCCU: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Phillips 66 gas station in Superior, Colorado, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Phillips 66 restarted the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 253,600-barrel-per-day (bpd) Alliance, Louisiana, refinery following a month-long shutdown, said sources familiar with plant operations.

Phillips 66 issued a statement saying it had no comment.

The 120,000-bpd FCCU was originally supposed to be shut for a few days when the entire refinery was taken down as a precaution on July 10 ahead of Hurricane Barry. But malfunctions developed during restart attempts on the unit, leading to weeks of repairs on the FCCU, the sources said.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; editing by G Crosse and Sandra Maler