Sunoco succeeds in lighting Marcus Hook flare-regulator

NEW YORK, April 6 (Reuters) – Sunoco Inc (SUN.N: Quote, Profile, Research) was able
to relight the flare associated with the gasoline-making fluid
catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) at its 178,000-barrel-per-day
refinery in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon, according to area pollution regulators on Wednesday.

The successful lighting of the flare will lead the way for
the restart of the FCCU, which is expected to start on
Thursday, according to sources familiar with refinery
operations.

The unit went down during a power outage last week when the
power turbine associated with the unit sucked in catalyst.

A company spokesman said they were no longer giving updates
on the refinery operations.

Sunoco succeeds in lighting Marcus Hook flare-regulator