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Mossmorran a COMAH & Buncefield site

The Mossmorran facilities is the collective name given to the Fife NGL plant operated by Shell and the Fife Ethylene Plant operated by ExxonMobil.

WHAT IS A

COMAH Site?

Businesses that handle dangerous substances fall within the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations 2015. The aim of the regulations is to try to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances and limit the impact to people and the environment when a major accident occurs. Both the Fife NGL and Fife Ethylene Plant are designated Top-Tier COMAH sites

WHAT IS A

Buncefield site?

On the 11th December 2005 an oil storage facility (Buncefield) located in Hertfordshire suffer a major catastrophe after a series of explosions. The explosion measured 2.4 on the Richter scale with the air and vapour cloud that formed causing an explosion equivalent to 30 tonnes of TNT. Fife NGL is designated a Buncefield type site due to the similarity of the plant.

Learn About

Mossmorran

The Mossmorran facilities is the collective name given to the Fife NGL plant operated by Shell and the Fife Ethylene Plant operated by ExxonMobil. The plants process natural gas liquids, with Fife NGL providing feed for fractionation by Fife Ethylene plant. The plant is part of the North Sea Brent oil and gas field system.
Gas is separated from oil on the offshore platforms with the gas then pumped ashore to a terminal at St Fergus which is operated by Shell. At the St Fergus Gas Plant, methane is extracted from the rest of the gas product with the remaining NGL piped 139 miles away to the Mossmorran facilities. The Braefoot Bay terminal also supplies product to the Mossmorran complex.
At the Fife NGL fractionation plant, natural gas fluid is separated by distillation (in fractionation columns) into ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), butane (C4H10) and pentane (C5H12). The ethane is then piped to an adjacent ethene cracker plant operated by ExxonMobil for further processing and cracking.
The propane and butane is chilled, liquefied and stored on site within double integrity tanks, the gasoline is also stored on site within floating roof tanks. These liquids are then transported via pipeline to the marine terminal at Braefoot Bay on the Firth of Forth for loading onto ships for export. Mossmorran also has an adjacent road tanker terminal for road transportation of propane and butane.
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Fife NGL (Shell) - Air Pollutants emitted per tonne in 2015

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Fife NGL (Shell) - Air Pollutants emitted per tonne in 2016

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Fife Ethylene (ExxonMobil) - Air Pollutants emitted per tonne in 2015

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Fife Ethylene (ExxonMobil) - Air Pollutants emitted per tonne in 2016

Air Pollutant Releases

Data is based on estimations provided by ExxonMobil and Shell and published by SEPA

The data below is provided by the plant operators as part of the voluntary compliance scheme. SEPA do not actively monitor emissions from the plant. ExxonMobil conduct the calculations and estimations of emissions levels, the data is then passed onto SEPA who check the calculations and estimations before publishing on their website at: http://apps.sepa.org.uk/SPRIPA/Search/ViewReturn.aspx?returnId=11268
The data below is provided by the plant operators as part of the voluntary compliance scheme. SEPA do not actively monitor emissions from the plant. Shell conduct the calculations and estimations of emissions levels, the data is then passed onto SEPA who check the calculations and estimations before publishing on their website at: http://apps.sepa.org.uk/SPRIPA/Search/ViewReturn.aspx?returnId=11184

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Have you suffered from the operations at Mossmorran? Has your health been affected? Do you know of any Environmental or Social impacts from Mossmorran? Submit a report to our social impact map. All responses are in confidence and not shared with any 3rd parties. Data is anonymised before being added to the map.

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).

Contact

  • 6 Ballingry Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9NW
  • Mail : info@mossmorran.org.uk

Press Inquiries

  • Mob.: 07749 902 934
  • Tel.: 01333 720 378
  • Mail : press@mossmorran.org.uk
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