Total Reports Boiler Issue, Flaring at Port Arthur, Texas, Refinery

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Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA reported flaring of gases caused by a boiler problem at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

"A boiler trip caused a loss of steam header pressure and resulted in flaring," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. "The tripped boiler was restarted and returned to service."

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The refinery said the flaring of emissions happened Monday and lasted for one hour.

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

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January 23, 2018 08:28 ET (13:28 GMT)

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