Pact With Oil Company May Help EPA Develop Guide On 'Upset' Emissions

August 27, 2004
EPA and the petrochemical company Flint Hills Resources (FHR) have agreed to cooperate on development and evaluation of strategies for curtailing so-called "upset" emissions, in what agency and company sources say could lead to guidance to minimize such emissions from petroleum refineries and other industrial facilities. Both agency and industry sources say the Aug. 6 agreement builds upon significant progress the company has made in reducing upset emissions from flaring, or combustion of gases often released during startup, shutdown and...

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