08-10-2010 ConocoPhillips files process upset in coker By TRAVIS RUIZ REGIONAL GUEST EDITOR
BORGER ConocoPhillips has reported a process upset in a coker at the local refinery, according to a filing with state pollution regulators.
According to reports, there was a malfunction on a coking unit. Coking units are usually used to convert residual oil into light and heavy gas oils and petroleum coke. The upset involved, specifically, the Unit 50 Coker on Tuesday, Oct. 5. It lasted from 2:45 a.m. and ended at 5:45 a.m., ConocoPhillips said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
ConocoPhillips was not available for comment. Borgers refinery processes approximatelyt 146,000 barrels of crude oil a day. It is part of a joint venture with Cenovus Energy, Inc.