ExxonMobil reports flaring from Texas cracker, cites upset

27 January 2012 21:20  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil reported flaring from its Beaumont cracker in Texas as a result of a unit upset, the company said in a regulatory filing available on Friday.

The unit upset began on Thursday, ExxonMobil said.

"Equipment was isolated and flares were utilised to minimise emissions," the company said in a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

No other details were released.

Information on the operational status of the 900,000 tonne/year cracker was not available because ExxonMobil does not comment on its operations.

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