ExxonMobil reports flaring from complex in Louisiana

06 December 2012 15:00  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil reported flaring from its Baton Rouge complex in Louisiana, citing an equipment failure and the release of ethylene, butadiene (BD) and benzene, in a filing available on Thursday.

The process upset that resulted in flaring was fixed, according to the filing with the National Response Center (NRC).

No other details were available.

ExxonMobil does not comment on its operations, according to a spokesperson.

The company has a cracker in Baton Rouge with 1m tonnes/year of ethylene capacity.

ExxonMobil also has a 175,000 tonne/year BD extraction unit at the site.

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