Outage Stirs Start Up Woes at KY Refinery

Monday, June 16, 2014 @ 09:06 AM gHale

After the refinery lost power, emergency management officials reported an air release at a plant in Catlettsburg, KY.

Marathon Oil Corporation has said in a memo the plant lost power when the storm rolled through Tuesday night.

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The power at the plant did come back up, but several flares flashed. Initial start-up emissions emitted that could have exceeded normal standards, officials said.

Air monitoring teams were taking air samples as were trying to get start-up problems resolved.

The Catlettsburg Refinery is the 31st largest U.S. oil refinery and its capacity is 242,000 barrels per day.

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