Sep 14, 2006 – BP said in a filing with state environmental regulators on Thursday that it detected a leak in a gasoline-making catalytic cracking unit tower at its 460,000 barrel per day refinery in Texas City, Texas.
According to a filing with the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, BP detected a leak at FCCU3 cooling tower and began testing Thursday to determine which cooling tower exchanger is leaking.
The filing said BP expects the event to end on September 17.
A company spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
The refinery is in the process of restarting following shutdown ahead of Hurricane Rita last September.
This is just one of many exchangers and the unit can run during repairs without a cut in rates.