UPDATE 1-Valero says Texas refinery unit shut due to fire
NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 (Reuters) – Valero Energy Corp had an emergency shutdown on Monday of a unit at its 315,000 barrel-per-day Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery due to a flange fire, according to a company environmental filing.
It was not immediately clear which unit was shut but a Coker Elliot Compressor and Complex 7 were cited as sources of emissions related to the incident in the refinery’s East Plant, added the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
“Emergency shutdown and depressure of unit due to flange fire,” said the filing.
A company spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
(Reporting by Haitham Haddadin)