TotalEnergies Restarting Port Arthur, Texas, Reformer

Reuters, August 8, 2023

TotalEnergies began restarting the reformer at its 238,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery on Monday, people familiar with plant operations said.

The 35,000-bpd continuous catalytic reformer was shut on Thursday to repair a leak, the sources said.

TotalEnergies spokesperson Tricia Fuller declined to comment on Monday.

Reformers use a catalyst to convert naphthas into high-octane liquids that are added to unfinished gasoline to make premium gasoline.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Mark Potter)

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