BP Reports Malfunction at Coker Unit at Texas City Oil Refinery
By Christian Schmollinger April 6, 2009 (Bloomberg) — BP Plc, Europe’s second-largest oil company, reported a malfunction at a coking unit at its Texas City, Texas, refinery.
The unit, which breaks down heavy residues into lighter products such as naphtha and diesel fuel, “experienced a brief upset” at 5:58 p.m. local time on April 4, a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality showed. The Texas City plant, which can process 475,000 barrels of oil a day, is the fourth-largest U.S. refinery.
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