Refinery handed more time to meet emission standards

The operators of the Stanlow refinery and petrochemical complex on the Mersey estuary have been granted exceptions from meeting limits on water and air pollution

Stanlow Oil Refinery
The Stanlow oil refinery is one of the UK's most complex industrial facilities

The operators of the Stanlow refinery and petrochemical complex on the Mersey estuary have been granted exceptions from meeting limits on water and air pollution.

The Environment Agency (EA) issued a revised environmental permit to Essar Oil on Monday, allowing it to derogate from some of the revised best available techniques (BAT) identified for the sector in October 2014. The EU Industrial Emissions Directive requires permits to be reviewed and if necessary updated within four years of the publication of BAT Conclusions by the European Commission.

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