ExxonMobil Baton Rouge experiencing flaring after Hurricane Ida


FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, a flame burns at the Shell Deer Park oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas. With the viral outbreak spreading to more countries, the price of oil has dropped precipitously as global demand weakens even further. That has sent shares tumbling for oil giants like Exxon and Chevron while smaller producers with idling rigs continue to slash jobs. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

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.

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