BP warns of L.A. refinery flaring

HOUSTON (BestGrowthStock) – BP Plc warned of unplanned and planned flaring at its 265,000 barrel per day (bpd) Los Angeles-area refinery in Carson, California, as it works to restart a gasoline unit after it was shut for unscheduled repairs last week, according to notices filed with California pollution regulators on Saturday.

One notice warned of unplanned flaring due to a breakdown on Saturday and Sunday. Another notice warned of planned flaring due to a breakdown from Sunday through Thursday. A third notice warned of planned flaring at the refinery through June 10.

BP is attempting to repair the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit at the Carson refinery and return the FCCU and ancillary units to planned operations, sources familiar with refinery operations have said.

The company has declined to discuss operations at the refinery.

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(Reporting by Erwin Seba; editing by Gunna Dickson)

BP warns of L.A. refinery flaring