(Reuters) - Valero Energy Corp's 142,000
barrel per day (bpd) Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery reported flaring in its
West Plant on Friday because a third party facility was starting up, according
to a notice the refinery filed with the U.S. National Response Center.
The Markwest Javelina Co in Corpus Christi, which processes exhaust gases
from the area refineries to extract chemicals such as ethane, ethylene and
hydrogen for further industrial use, has been performing maintenance has been
performing maintenance on its plant.
Valero Energy Corp said work underway Wednesday on a butanizer in the west
plant of its 142,000 barrel per day (bpd) Corpus Christi, Texas, refinery would
have no material impact on production at the refinery.
The work triggered flaring at the refinery, according to the Corpus Christi
Local Emergency Planning Committee.