Why SEPA acted against a chemical plant’s flaring

Closely-linked chemical plants operated by Shell and ExxonMobil in Fife have been ordered to make upgrades to cut the frequency of flaring. Gareth Simkins looks into why the Scottish Environment Protection Agency took action.

by Gareth Simkins
Flaring from ExxonMobil's Fife Ethylene Plant. Photograph: Richard Webb / Geograph
Flaring from ExxonMobil's Fife Ethylene Plant. Photograph: Richard Webb / Geograph

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