Valero Energy Reports Unit Shutdown, Emissions at McKee Refinery in Texas

By Dan MolinskiFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) reported a unit shutdown and emissions Monday at its McKee refinery in the Texas panhandle.

In a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the refinery cited a "mechanical failure of the Wet Gas Compressor" that led to excess opacity that began late Sunday and was ongoing late Monday afternoon.

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"The refinery personnel followed emergency shutdown procedures to complete the unit shutdown and to minimize emissions," the refinery added.

The nearly 200,000-barrel-a-day McKee refinery is in Sunray, 65 miles north of Amarillo.

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December 18, 2017 19:35 ET (00:35 GMT)