Marathon Petroleum Experiences FCCU Upset at Galveston Bay Refinery

Dow Jones & Company, June 17, 2016

Marathon Petroleum reportedly experienced an upset in a fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) this week at the company's 451,000 bpd Galveston Bay refinery. The upset depressured the flare and may have led to unusual emissions. In its filing with the TCEQ, the company said that "operations brought the unit to a safe state and are working to resolve issues." The cause of the upset has not been released.


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