Total reports valve failure, leak at Port Arthur refinery

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Posted: Apr 11, 2012 4:23 PM
Total reports valve failure, leak at Port Arthur refinery

(Reuters) - Total Petrochemicals reported a check valve failure that led to a spill at its 232,000-barrels-per-day Port Arthur refinery in Texas, according to a filing with state pollution regulators.

The filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality identified three tanks as the sources of the spill.

However, the filing did not specify the product released.

(For refinery outages in the Reuters Oil Fundamentals Database see http://bond.views.session.rservices.com/CE/ or go to)

(Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore; Editing by Bernard Orr)