Small Leak at Marathon TX Refinery

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 @ 11:09 AM gHale

Marathon Petroleum Corp. reported a small pipeline leak that led to emissions Tuesday morning at its Galveston Bay refinery in Texas.

“The [gasoline-making] Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit #3 experienced a pin hole leak on transfer line,” the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. “Operations isolated the piping and stopped the leak.” 

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The emissions that followed, including some 500 pounds of propane, began Tuesday morning and were expected to end later in the morning, the refinery said. 

The 459,000-barrel-a-day Galveston Bay refinery is located in Texas City, off the entrance to the Houston Ship Channel.



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