BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – If you drove across the Mississippi River Bridge this morning, you may have seen more fire than usual emanating from the Exxon Chemical Plant.
ExxonMobil is providing an update on what you may have seen:
Beginning 7/6, the Chemical Plant was experiencing flaring due to a unit startup. The flares should be minimized by 12pm today, 7/7. Flares are safety control devices intended to consume excess hydrocarbons. Safety remains our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience.— ExxonMobil Baton Rouge (@ExxonMobilBRA) July 7, 2021
Updates will be provided as they become available.