HOUSTON, Dec 18 2016 (Reuters) – A malfunction on Saturday triggered flaring at Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Norco, Louisiana, chemical plant, said a Shell spokesman.
Shell’s Ray Fisher on Sunday declined to say which unit sustained the malfunction.
A source familiar with plant operations said the malfunction was in an olefins unit at the chemical plant.
The Shell chemical plant in Norco shares the safety flare system with the adjoining Motiva Enterprises refinery. Flaring from the chemical plant is sometimes thought to come from the refinery.