Date: 7th February 2013
Statement – Fife Ethylene Plant
ExxonMobil can confirm that there has been a process upset on the feed treatment unit at the Fife Ethylene Plant. This will result in elevated flaring for approximately 48 – 72 hours.
We would like to apologise for the inconvenience and concern to the local community and reassure them that there is no risk to local community or staff at the plant.
As per our normal emergency procedures, the emergency services have responded.
Further information will be made available as soon as possible.
- 8th Feb 2013: SEPA have been making site visits and monitoring the situation from streets in Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath
- A resident has reported that on the 9th February they had been informed that the flaring can last for up to another 78 hours