Marathon Petroleum Reports Emissions at Texas City Refinery

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Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) reported emissions at its Texas City, Texas, refinery after an empty ammonia cylinder was discovered.

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In a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the refinery said the emissions began late Monday night and were related to its alkylation unit. "Ammonia cylinder found empty," it said, without providing further details. "Cause is under investigation."

The 86,000-barrel-a-day Texas City refinery is located on Galveston Bay, off the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel.

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

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November 01, 2017 08:38 ET (12:38 GMT)