Motiva Reports Gas Flaring at Refinery in Norco, Louisiana

Motiva Enterprises LLC released sulfur dioxide from a unit at its Norco, Louisiana, refinery, according to a report to the National Response Center.

Motiva is a refining and marketing joint venture of Saudi Refining Inc., a unit of Saudi Arabian Oil Co., and Shell Oil Co., a unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

U.S. refineries must notify the 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.

The refinery, one of two that Motiva operates in southern Louisiana, has a capacity of 250,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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