BAYTOWN, Texas – Flaring and heavy smoke could be seen for miles billowing into the air, sparked by a power outage at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Company in Baytown Tuesday morning, company officials said.
The incident happened at the plant located at 9500 Interstate 10 East.
Chevron Phillips posted a statement on social media, explaining what was going on. The message read, in part:
“Our Baytown facility experienced an unplanned operational issue due to a power outage. You are seeing flaring and smoke as a result of this incident. There is no danger to plant employees or the community. We apologize for any inconvenience this incident may have caused. Additional updates will be posted if the condition changes. An All Clear message will be posted when the event is over.”
So, what exactly is flaring? KPRC 2 found a list of quick facts, compiled by Baker Hughes.
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