BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Residents who live and work around the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery should not be concerned by the flaring taking place at the facility.

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge released this statement with details about the flaring:

The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery will be experiencing some flaring due to operational issues. This is not an emergency situation. We are working to restore normal operations and minimize flaring as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this flaring may cause. Flares are environmentally approved safety control devices intended to consume excess gases.
The safety of our workforce and community is ExxonMobil’s highest priority.

The ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery is located at 4045 Scenic Hwy.