BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – As recovery from Hurricane Ida continues, ExxonMobil is meticulously restarting their operations after the storm.
What that means is residents may see flaring at ExxonMobil facilities this week.
ExxonMobil has details below:
The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery and Chemical Plant are experiencing flaring this week due to operations restart activities. We apologize for any inconvenience the flaring may cause.
Flares are environmentally approved safety control devices intended to consume excess hydrocarbons during a unit slowdown.
We realize flaring may inconvenience our neighbors, and we have taken steps to ensure that emission control practices are implemented.
As a precaution, we continue to conduct periodic air monitoring at the fence line. All results have been below detection limits.