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Flint Hills’ olefins unit sees flaring during repairs: TCEQ

HOUSTON, February 23, 2016 (PCW) -– Flint Hills Resources’ light olefins unit at Port Arthur saw some flaring Monday night through Tuesday morning during some repairs, according to a TCEQ filing.

“A release occurred during the repair attempt of a leaking process component (LDAR leak). In response to the release incident, while de-inventorying associated process equipment and making process adjustments, an upset occurred in the Light Olefins Unit (LOU) that resulted in flaring,” the filing stated.

Flaring was ongoing for about 12 hours, according to the filing.

It is understood there was no production impact from the incident.

The unit has a capacity of 1.35 billion lb/yr and has been running continuously since January 16.

Read the entire filing here.

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