August 26, 2016 / 5:31 AM / in a year

Phillips 66 delays planned SRU maintenance at Borger, Texas refinery: filing

A gas price sign is seen at a Phillips 66 station on Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Daniel Kramer

(Reuters) - Phillips 66 has decided to delay a planned maintenance on a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) that was scheduled for Friday at its 146,000 barrel-per-day Borger, Texas, refinery, a filing with the Texas Commision on Environmental Quality said.

“Phillips 66 will submit a new planned maintenance emission event in conjunction for the Sneed Booster SRU shutdown and startup,” the filing said.

A sulfur recovery unit extracts sulfur from hydrogen sulfide that has been removed from motor fuel feedstocks in compliance with U.S. environmental rules. An SRU outage can force a cut in production to prevent excess amounts of hydrogen sulfide in motor fuels.

Reporting By Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath

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