Refinery Operations: VDU At Lyondell Houston Refinery Shut By Pump Failure

Safety first at Lyondell Basell Industries’ Houston refinery

We’re glad to hear about the proactive safety-conscious decision to shut down, assess, and quickly return to operations.

A 91 Mbpd vacuum distillation unit (VDU) was shut due to a pump failure Tuesday. The 263 Mbpd refinery hoped to return the unit to operation overnight or sometime Wednesday, according to Reuters sources.

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