Amoco's Jayhawk gas plant down for weeks

Amoco Corp.'s new Hugoton Jayhawk natural gas processing plant at Ulysses, Kan., will remain closed for several weeks following a July 9 explosion at the plant. Amoco, operator and sole owner of the 450 MMcfd plant, which is fed by gas from giant Hugoton gas field in Kansas, expects it to be back on line by mid-August. The plant was shut down after a new heat exchanger exploded, according to a company spokesman in Houston. Two Amoco study teams were dispatched to the Hugoton plant to investigate the cause of the explosion and determine how soon the heat exchanger can be replaced, said Amoco's John Lloyd. The plant went on stream in May (OGJ, May 25, 1998, p. 28). ...

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