Valero takes CVU offline at Corpus Christi refinery

Valero Energy took a crude-vacuum unit offline Feb. 3 at its 340,000 b/d Corpus Christi, Tex., refinery for unplanned maintenance following discovery of a leak in the unit, the company reported.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 5 -- Valero Energy Corp. took a crude-vacuum unit (CVU) offline Feb. 3 at its 340,000 b/d Corpus Christi, Tex., refinery for unplanned maintenance following discovery of a leak in the unit, reported company spokesman Bill Day.

The CVU, which is in the East Plant section of the complex, would be shut for 2-3 days, Day said.

"The impact on production will be minimal," he said. "The East Plant gasoline-making unit and a heavy-oil cracker in the West Plant are already down for planned maintenance."

The West Plant alkylation unit also is shuttered for planned maintenance, the company previously had announced.

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