NEW YORK, April 27, 2009 (Reuters) – Shell Oil said Monday a coker unit was back at planned rates at the 333,700 barrel-per-day Deer Park, Texas, refinery after it resolved a problem earlier this month with the coker flare.
“The coker is at planned rates,” Emily Oberton, a Shell spokeswoman, said in an email. On Friday April 17, the coker flare tripped away from the flare gas recovery system due to a plugged overhead line on coke drum 3 which caused flaring, Shell has said in a filing.
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