Exxon Reports Unit Shutdowns, Emissions at Baytown, Texas, Refinery

05/11/19 10:15 AM EDT
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.

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


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