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Reuters: Shell trips flare at San Francisco refinery–state

Tue Mar 6, 2007 8:01am ET

HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) – Shell Oil Co.’s 156,000 barrel per day (bpd) San Francisco Bay-area refinery in Martinez, California, tripped a safety flare on Monday night, according to a notice filed with the California Office of Emergency Services.

The filing stated only that the release of sulfur dioxide was due to a trip of the flare gas compressor.

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