Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
BP LSE:BP. London Ordinary Share GB0007980591 $0.25
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.80p -0.17% 476.20p 476.85p 476.90p 479.00p 474.35p 478.50p 25,039,871.00 16:35:06
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Oil & Gas Producers 151,274.1 -6,495.7 -24.0 - 90,110.28

BP Texas City Refinery Hydrocracking Unit To Return To Service By Week's End

24/04/2012 12:14am

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A hydrocracking unit shut by severe thunderstorms on Friday at BP PLC's (BP) Texas City, Texas, refinery is expected to return to service by the end of the week, a person familiar with operations said on Monday.

The storm caused a compressor at the unit to trip off line which resulted in a small fire that was brought under control within 30 minutes, the person added.

BP on Sunday said feed would be removed from the ultracracker unit, another name for a hydrocracking unit, to facilitate maintenance that was expected to last until April 26, according to a filing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Company spokesman Scott Dean said BP doesn't comment on day-to-day refining operations.

Maintenance at the key gasoline-making Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit No. 3 and an alkylation unit at the Texas City refinery has been underway since early January.

The Texas City refinery is able to process up to 406,507 barrels of crude oil a day.

-By Rose Marton-Vitale, Dow Jones Newswires; 201-264-4185; rose.marton@dowjones.com

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