Exxon Reports Unit Shutdowns, Emissions at Baytown, Texas, Refinery
By Dan Molinski
Exxon Mobil Corp. said heavy rains caused unit shutdowns, reduced operating rates and caused above-normal emissions Saturday at its refinery in Baytown, Texas.
"Due to a heavy rain event, site steam and electrical system impacts resulted in safe utilization of the flare system," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. "Operational adjustments were made to minimize emissions, including shutting down affected units and/or reducing unit rates."
It said the emissions began Thursday and would be continuing into Saturday night. Units affected included a Delayed Coker Unit and a Hydrocracking Unit, it said.
The 561,000-barrel-a-day Baytown refinery is located 25 miles east of Houston.
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