From attending and participating in the meetings and the ongoing dialogue and comprehensive communications with our industrial neighbor, Murphy Oil Meraux Refinery, the refinery had made a statement to us that they are pursuing a "reliability program" on their compressors, controls and other equipment so that there would be a noticeable difference in the flaring in the neighborhood.
(We are hoping for the same improvements that were achieved on the west coast http://www.gcmonitor.org/downloads/Embargoed%20Report%202_1.pdf )
Some of these improvements should come with proper preventative maintenance and the turnaround in January. They are not however permited to use the flares for anything other than emergencies (even for preventative maintenance or construction).
So there should be a good explanation for yesterdays (January 2, 2008 )incident.
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