Chevron Corp. (CVX:US) flared 1,004 pounds of nitrogen oxide at its Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi “due to normal start up” yesterday, at 4:50 p.m. local time, according to a filing with the National Response Center.
U.S. companies must notify the center if they release hazardous substances in excess of reportable quantities, according to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as Superfund.
The Pascagoula plant has the capacity to process 330,000 barrels of crude a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It produces 39 percent gasoline, 23 percent diesel and 15 percent jet fuel, according to Chevron’s website.
Bloomberg News couldn’t immediately verify that the information in the NRC filing was accurate.
Sean Comey, a spokesman for Chevron, didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment outside normal business hours.
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