Total Reports Sulfur Emissions at Port Arthur, Texas, Refinery

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Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA on Friday reported sulfur emissions for the second time this week at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

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"Unit 871 experienced rising sulfur emissions due to indeterminate cause," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. "Acid gas was re-routed from Unit 871."

The refinery said the emissions began Friday morning and lasted about three hours. It had reported a nearly identical sulfur emissions event from the same unit that happened Tuesday and lasted one hour.

The 225,000-barrel-a-day refinery lies east of Houston.

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

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May 12, 2017 15:28 ET (19:28 GMT)