Total Reports Emissions at Port Arthur, Texas, Refinery

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Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA reported emissions Wednesday due to a blocked valve at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

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"A blocked valve caused naphtha hydrocarbon carryover to the fuel gas treater, and resulted in elevated emission numbers," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. "Operators unblocked the valve and resolved the incident."

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

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December 06, 2017 16:30 ET (21:30 GMT)