Investigation into ‘unacceptable’ flaring at ExxonMobil works reaches final stages

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has announced that its investigation into flaring at ExxonMobil’s ethylene works in Fife is nearing completion later than anticipated.

The agency opened its investigation in April 2019 following “unacceptable” flaring from the company’s Mossmorran plant, which along with a neighbouring natural gas liquids facility run by Shell has been the subject of hundreds of public complaints

The probe was previously expected to wrap up by the end of November. However, a “small number” of interviews are still to be carried out, SEPA said in a statement before Christmas.

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