Valero Reports Leak, Emissions at Three Rivers Refinery in Texas

11/05/18 08:26 PM EST
   By Dan Molinksi 
 

Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) on Monday reported a small leak and gas emissions at its Three Rivers refinery in south Texas.

In a statement on the website of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the refinery said a leak developed on half-inch tubing and said a unit was shut down to block the tubing and halt the leak.

The incident happened Saturday and led to emissions of some 200 pounds of hydrogen sulfide that lasted six hours. The refinery noted in Monday's statement that it also made an earlier notification to the regulatory agency within the 24-hour filing requirement period, but did so by fax since the agency website was shut for maintenance.

The 90,000-barrel-a-day Three Rivers refinery is located halfway between Corpus Christi and San Antonio, in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale production region.

 

Write to Dan Molinski at dan.molinski@wsj.com

 

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November 05, 2018 20:26 ET (01:26 GMT)

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