Total Reports Operational Issue During Restart of Texas Refinery
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA on Thursday reported a
storage tank overpressure event while working to restart its
refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, after a major storm forced a
"While preparing to restart the refinery following the winter
storm, Storage Tank 948 received flush from Vacuum Distillation
Unit 2 and experienced an overpressure event which resulted in VOCs
[volatile organic compounds] being released to atmosphere," the
refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality. It said the emissions happened
"The refinery increased nitrogen flow to the tank, and
maintained a nitrogen blanket following the event," it added.
The 225,000-barrel-a-day Total Port Arthur refinery is located
95 miles east of Houston.
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