HOUSTON (Reuters) – A small flange fire broke out on the reformer at Citgo Petroleum Corp’s [PDVSAC.UL] 157,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery on Thursday night, a company official said.
The fire began during pre-startup of the 20,000 bpd reformer, called Platformer 4, in the refinery’s East Plant, the official said.
Sources familiar with plant operations said the fire was caused by a leak and Platformer 4’s restart was halted on Thursday night.
The fire was quickly extinguished by the in-house specialist Fire Fighters.
No injuries were reported.