Shell reports flaring from Louisiana complex

21 November 2011 22:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell reported flaring from its Norco complex in Louisiana, citing an equipment failure at the site in a public filing available on Monday.

The filing with the National Response Center (NRC) listed emissions of benzene, butadiene, ethylene and propylene, among other chemicals.

Flaring was caused by a compressor trip, according to the filing.

Shell has two crackers in Norco with a combined 1.4m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

A company spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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By: William Lemos
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