By BEN LEFEBVRE
OLD OCEAN -- Phillips 66 said it would take "several days"
to fully restart its Sweeny refinery in Old Ocean, Texas, after
a power outage the day before.
The power failure was triggered by a larger outage in Texas
and New Mexico, Phillips 66 said in its filing with the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality. Units
affected included the 25.2 crude distillation unit, one of the first
steps in the oil refining process, and the 27.1 fluid
catalytic cracking unit, a key gasoline production unit,
according to the filing.
"Power has been restored and the refinery is in the process of
restarting, which is expected to take several days to
complete," Phillips 66 spokesman Rich Johnson said.
The Sweeny refinery processes up to 247,000
bpd, including large volumes of heavy, sour crude.
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