Another five days of flaring at Mossmorran starts tomorrow



Residents near the Mossmorran chemical plant have been warned that flaring is set to begin tomorrow and will last for five days.

ExxonMobil has apologised ahead of the flaring at the Fife Ethylene Plant and said it was connected to “essential maintenance” work.

A statement from the operators said, “To allow essential maintenance, our flare will be in operation from tomorrow.

“We understand flaring can cause concern but we must always put safe operations first.

“Flaring will be kept to a minimum.

“Work will take an estimated five days. Please accept our apologies ahead of the work.”

This latest incident follows a six-day period of elevated flaring in April.

One year earlier the environmental agency had issued a ‘Final Warning Letter’  to ExxonMobil, regarding flaring which was found to be “preventable and unacceptable”.

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