Valero Has Compressor Rupture at St. Charles Oil Refinery

Valero Energy Corp. had a “compressor rupture” at its refinery in St. Charles in Norco, Louisiana, resulting in the release of gases, according to a filing to the National Response Center. The incident happened at 6.40 p.m. local time yesterday, the report said.

U.S. refineries must notify the response 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.

Bloomberg News couldn’t immediately verify that the information in the NRC filing was accurate.

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