Houston Refining LP, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), was forced to shut down its 57,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) Delayed Coker 737 Unit at its at its 265,000-BBL/d refinery in Houston, Texas, due to a fire on Saturday, October 15.

Officials estimate repairs will take about three weeks to complete. The cause of the fire currently is unknown. No personnel are believed to have been harmed.

The same refinery suffered another fire earlier this year, and LyondellBasell had invested heavily in repairs. For more information, see April 25, 2016, article - LyondellBasell Sets Sights on Refinery Repair, Ethylene Expansion.


Industrial Info is tracking 11 active Houston Refining LP Projects worth more than $92 million. They range in value from $5 million to $20 million.


Industrial Info’s Petroleum Refining Industry Platform covers major capital and maintenance projects valued at $1 million and greater that carry a four to six month lead time on equipment purchases (RFQs) and bidding opportunities. Further coverage includes plant, area and unit details, plus unit turnaround tracking for operating refineries. The intelligence platform provides best-in-class, consistently updated market intelligence on more than 1,000 operational and pre-commissioned facilities and 5,600 active capital and maintenance projects throughout the world, with a total value of approximately $573.22 billion. The platform contains highly detailed profiles of 19,700 refining units.

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