Total Reports Operations Glitch at Port Arthur, Texas, Refinery

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Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA reported an operational issue over the weekend at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

"A trip at a thermal oxidizer caused a release of greater-than-reportable quantity," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, adding the emission of gases that began Friday.

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

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January 29, 2018 08:28 ET (13:28 GMT)

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