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    Flint Hills Cuts Feed to Catalytic Cracking Unit at Texas Plant

    By Samantha Zee
         March 25, 2009 (Bloomberg)
    Flint Hills Resources LLC cut the
    processing rate of a fluid catalytic cracking unit at its Corpus
    Christi, Texas, refinery, after a malfunction.

         A mechanical issue caused the primary steam turbine to shut
    down on a carbon monoxide boiler on the catalytic cracking unit
    for about eight minutes, according to a filing with state
    regulators. The unit makes gasoline.
         The boiler was brought back into service in a rapid
    manner to help reduce carbon monoxide emissions from the event,
    according to the filing.
         During the event, the boiler flame became unstable and led
    to the release of about 1,177 pounds of carbon monoxide into to
    the atmosphere through the fluid catalytic cracking unit scrubber
    stack.
         The refinery can process about 305,000 barrels of oil per
    day, according to the Energy Department.

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