UPDATE 1-Total restarting FCC at Port Arthur refinery-sources
* Refinery began overhaul in mid-September
* Restart expected to finish by end of of week
HOUSTON, Nov 7, 2011 (Reuters) – Total Petrochemicals 232,000 barrel per day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery was restarting a 80,000 bpd gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit after a seven-week overhaul, sources familiar with refinery operations said on Monday.
The unit was part of a planned overhaul at the refinery that began in mid-September. Also included were portions of a crude distillation unit and a coking unit, the sources said.
A Total spokesman declined to discuss operations at the Port Arthur refinery.
The FCC restart is expected to finish by the end of the week, the sources said.