Fire-damaged Tyler, Tex., refinery restarts

A Tyler, Tex., refinery is restarting after repairs to units damaged by a fatal last Nov. 20.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 1 -- A Tyler, Tex., refinery is restarting after repairs to units damaged by a fatal last Nov. 20.

Delek US Holdings Inc., based near Nashville, Tenn., is resuming operations of the 60,000-b/d facility.

The fire broke out in the area of the saturates gas plant and naphtha hydrotreater, killing one worker and injuring six. Those units and the control room sustained damage.

With 20,200 b/d of fluid catalytic cracking capacity and 6,500 b/d of delayed coking, the refinery yields of 90% light products and less than 2% of heavy oils from mainly light, sweet crude feedstocks.

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