Conoco Shutting Sweeny Cat Cracker Until March 3
By Christian Schmollinger and Aaron Clark –
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Feb 17, 2011 2:46 PM CT ConocoPhillips began shutting a fluid catalytic cracker for maintenance at its Sweeny refinery in Texas today, according to a filing with state regulators.
The work is expected to last until March 3, according to the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
ConocoPhillips typically does not comment on regulatory filings, Rich Johnson, a company spokesman, said in an e-mail. The unit is being shut to allow for an inspection and possible repair of the standpipe inside the regenerator vessel, according to the filing.
The refinery has a capacity of 260,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
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