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RE: BP Tx City Shuts FCC for Day – Update

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Anonymous

Looks like Tx City FCC is back on today:

BP Is Starting Gasoline Unit at Texas City, Texas, Refinery
2008-05-19 15:08 (New York)
By Robert Tuttle
     May 19 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc, Europe’s second-largest oil
company by market value, is starting up a gasoline-producing
fluid catalytic cracker at its Texas City, Texas, refinery, a
person familiar with the plant’s operations said.
     The unit, which was shut April 25 for repairs, is returning
to operation as another gasoline-making device called an
alkylation unit is being ramped up to full output, said the
person, who declined to be named. The alkylation unit was
started last week.
     The 475,000 barrel-a-day Texas City plant, BP’s largest in
the U.S., has been running at reduced capacity since an
explosion and hurricane damaged the refinery in 2005. In March,
the company returned a crude distillation unit to service at the
plant, the last big step in restoring normal production.

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