By Dan Molinski

 

TotalEnergies Petrochemicals & Refining USA on Friday reported an electricity outage, an operational disruption and excessive gas emissions at its oil refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

"A loss of power to Unit 819 [flare gas recovery unit] resulted in a process upset causing flaring emissions that exceeded 500 pounds of [sulfur dioxide] at the North Flare," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, noting the emissions happened Thursday night.

"While working to restore power to Unit 819, the Refinery implemented emergency procedures to bring the flare back into compliance," the company said.

The 225,000-barrel-a-day TotalEnergies Port Arthur refinery is located 95 miles east of Houston.

 

Write to Dan Molinski at dan.molinski@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 21, 2023 08:50 ET (12:50 GMT)

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