Ineos tries to block pollution controls on flaring at Grangemouth

Ineos tries to block pollution controls on flaring at Grangemouth

The petrochemical giant, Ineos, is bidding to block a crackdown by the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog on pollution from gas flaring near Grangemouth. The Ferret can reveal that the £45 billion fossil fuel company has appealed against new controls imposed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) on the Kinneil oil and gas terminal […]

Communities told Mossmorran flaring should be over on Thursday

Communities told Mossmorran flaring should be over on Thursday

Engineers hope the latest increased flaring at Mossmorran should be over by Thursday. The latest flaring, which started on Saturday, was down to a broken pump. A spokesman for ExxonMobil Chemical said maintenance teams and a specialist pump supplier are working on the problem and expected to have it fixed by today. ExxonMobil Chemical FEP […]

Pump to go in and flaring should stop Thursday

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 […]

Apology issued after unplanned flaring at Mossmorran

Apology issued after unplanned flaring at Mossmorran

Operators of a Fife chemical plant have apologised after neighbouring communities complained of being disturbed by flaring. US energy giant ExxonMobil said the burn-off at Mossmorran over the weekend was necessary because of a “mechanical issue” with a pump. But it was unable to “predict precisely when in the next few days” it would return […]

Normal operations could restart at Mossmorran ‘within two days’

Normal operations could restart at Mossmorran ‘within two days’

Bosses at Mossmorran have insisted work is continuing “round the clock” to restore normality after flaring resumed over the weekend. ExxonMobil Chemical said it hoped to return to normal operations within two days following the failure of a pump at the Fife ethylene plant on Saturday. Green MSP Mark Ruskell has hit out at the plant […]

MSP attacks Mossmorran’s ‘staggering level of arrogance’ over latest flaring

MSP attacks Mossmorran’s ‘staggering level of arrogance’ over latest flaring

The operators of Mossmorran have been branded ‘“arrogant’’ in their approach to the local communities as the backlash over another unscheduled flaring continues. Mark Ruskell MSP also called on environmental agency SEPA to take “significant’’ enforcement action. The criticism comes as communities around Fife Ethelyne Plant face several days of flaring after a broken pump […]

Emergency services at Mossmorran after latest unscheduled flaring

Emergency services at Mossmorran after latest unscheduled flaring

Published: 11:24 Sunday 20 May 2018 Mossmorran is back in the spotlight after another unscheduled flaring. Emergency services were called to the plant as a precautionary measure on Saturday as operators ExxonMobil tried to fix a mechanical pump. No fewer than seven fire appliances were sent to the scene. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service […]

Will ‘final warning’ have any real meaning

Will ‘final warning’ have any real meaning

MANY Fifers welcomed that the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has finally issued a “final warning” to ExxonMobil and Shell occasioned by their emergency flaring at Mossmorran last June. However, what happens to this final warning if the two investigations SEPA is still in the process of conducting into two further periods of emergency flaring also […]

ExxonMobil Gets ‘Final Warning’ from Scottish Regulator Over Plastics Plant Flaring

ExxonMobil Gets ‘Final Warning’ from Scottish Regulator Over Plastics Plant Flaring

From around Fife and across the Forth in Edinburgh you can’t miss it. Mossmorran, a factory that makes plastic, spews out a giant flare lighting up the night sky and rocking the community that surrounds it. After years of complaints and locals suffering the ill-effects of flaring from the Fife Ethylene Plant run by ExxonMobil and […]

Resident-led action group seeking redress from the long-term social, health and environmental impacts from the Mossmorran facilities in Central Fife operated by ExxonMobil (Fife Ethylene Plant) and Shell (Fife NGL).

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