Breaking News

Tweet TWEET

Exxon Mobil Has Hydrogen Sulfide Release at Texas Refinery

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) reported the power failure of a compressor led to the release of 100 pounds of hydrogen sulfide into the atmosphere at its refinery in Beaumont, Texas, according to a filing with the National Response Center.

The incident happened at 10:35 a.m. local time yesterday, the filing 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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mike Millard in Seattle at Mmillard2@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sylvia Wier at swier@bloomberg.net.

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.