Thursday, September 23, 2010

BP (NYSE:BP) Extends Planned Flaring at Carson Refinery

BP PLC (NYSE:BP) told California state environmental regulators that they were going to the original planned period of flaring at its Carson, California refinery will be extended from the three-day period ending Friday, to an additional three days ending on Monday.

Flaring has been done on a regular basis at the plant since the beginning of summer.

BP didn't identify the specific units in the communications with the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Two employee suffering burns at the Texas City, Texas, refinery of BP remain hospitalized, and the company had safety reviews all day Wednesday in response to the accident.

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