BP is restarting a unit at its Texas City refinery, which has been operating below capacity since a power failure hit the complex earlier this year,according to an emissions report that the company filed with state regulators.
The ultracracker, used in the production of light fuels like gasoline, began its restart Friday, according to the filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The process could continue to produce emissions through the morning of July 2.
The BP refinery, the country’s third-largest with capacity to process more than 430,000 barrels of oil daily, was forced offline by power outages in April.
BP announced last week that the refinery has been operating at about half-capacity and will continue to function below 100 percent until August.