Pump to go in and flaring should stop Thursday

FLARING at Mossmorran should cease on Thursday, ExxonMobil reported this afternoon.

The ExxonMobil Maintenance Teams, supported by specialist pump suppliers, are working round the clock to resume normal operations at the Fife Ethylene Plant.

The pump will be installed this evening, following the resolution of some alignment challenges, and the current outlook is elevated flaring will cease on Thursday.

Sonia Bingham, ExxonMobil Chemical Limited FEP plant manager, said this afternoon: “The focus of my dedicated team at FEP is to return this pump to service as soon as possible and I reassure

everyone we are working tirelessly to resolve this issue as quickly and diligently as possible.

“We are doing everything we can to minimise the size of the flare and any disturbance to the local community.

“Nobody wants flaring, but it is necessary when a production issue occurs, and is permitted by SEPA subject to strict regulation.”

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