Phillips 66 "flaring" a non-emergency in Harbor Area

Many of you may have seen the large black plume of smoke coming out of the Harbor Area today. The source was the Phillips 66 refinery in Wilmington where a non-emergency flaring operation was conducted following a loss of power to the plant. The LAFD said no response was required from them. 

"At approximately 2pm Saturday, there was a complete loss of power at the Phillips 66 Los Angeles refinery, causing the refinery to shut down. Personnel responded quickly and brought the units down safely." said Betsey Brien, spokesperson for the refinery. "Power has been restored by the local utility (DWP) as of 4pm. Phillips 66 is in the process of safely restarting the refinery."

The Air Quality Management District has been on site.

Flare systems are designed to provide for the safe disposal of hydrocarbons that are either automatically vented or manually drawn from process units at refineries. Hydrocarbons must be controlled in a safe and effective manner in the event of an operational upset. Flare systems gather vented gases and combust them to prevent release directly into the atmosphere.

There could be intermittent flaring for the next two days. Phillips 66 is in the process of restarting the refinery.

"The residents of Harbor Area are not affected by the release," said LAFD Battalion Chief Ray Gomez. "When anything like this happens, the community looks to us to safeguard the citizens and it is our role to advise the community, and it is safe."

"The plume was 300-400 yards in the air and it dissipated into the atmosphere," said Gomez.

Views: 924

Tags: 66, Area, Harbor, Pedro, Philips, San, Wilmington, flaring, refinery

Comment

You need to be a member of San Pedro News Pilot to add comments!

Join San Pedro News Pilot

Comment by The San Pedro Coast on September 17, 2012 at 1:13am

Harbor Area residents are definitely affected by the flare off, especially one that lasts more than three hours. From the AQMD website, here's what flare emissions can include: oxides of sulfur, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and reactive organic gases including Volatile Organic Compounds.

Call (323) 200-9052 to learn more or click here to send an email.

San Pedro Weather

San Pedro News Pilot by email - sign up!

Delivered by FeedBurner

What is the SanPedroNewsPilot.com?

The SanPedroNewsPilot.com is the social network and information outlet for San Pedro.

Want to keep up with the news in San Pedro, become a member.


 

Membership has its privileges!

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.
• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Got video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of the new storefront or the school play? Upload them.

Latest Activity


Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street promoted Jamaal Kellen Street's blog post San Pedro High Girls Soccer Wins 11th Straight Marine League Title
14 hours ago

Sports Editor
Jamaal Kellen Street posted a blog post

San Pedro High Girls Soccer Wins 11th Straight Marine League Title

HARBOR CITY - The tradition continues.In many ways, the San Pedro High girls soccer team knows they have to go through Narbonne of Harbor City in order to win, or for the 11th straight season, defend a Marine League championship. This time, the host Gauchos were primed and ready to make things not so smoothly as it was back on January…See More
14 hours ago
Karen Cristy posted a blog post

Join GGIW Yoga Friday Night!!

Join Nick Fox this Friday Night as he leads this exploration of the enchanted world of crystal healing! You'll work individually and as a team to uplift and heal our selves, using the energy of crystals. You will harness their light and love to rejuvenate your mind, your heart and your soul, and all you really have to do is sit back, relax, and let the crystal work its magic! Everyone will go home with their very own free crystal, infused with the light and energy of your soul, and what we…See More
Thursday
PortTechLA posted an event
Thumbnail

PortTechEXPO 2016 at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

March 10, 2016 from 8am to 5pm
The 6th Annual PortTechEXPO brings together innovators and entrepreneurs; port and transportation executives; investors, sponsors and service providers; and academic, corporate and civic leaders for global networking opportunities. The EXPO features live demonstrations, interactive displays and the latest advancements in environment, energy, transportation and safety/security solutions. Exhibitions Connecting the Dots: Digital Tech Driving Goods Movement Clean Tech Cool Tech: Innovations for…See More
Wednesday
Dawn Clark-Johnson posted an event
Thumbnail

"Landing in Love - The Art of the Breakup" by Aba Arthur at Institute of Musical Arts

February 20, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
Please mark your calendar and save the date for a very special event. On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Aba Arthur, will present her one-woman play, "Landing in Love - The Art of the Breakup".Aba Arthur is a native of Ghana, West Africa. She immigrated to the United States as a child and began a career in the Arts. Aba is a trained Actor and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in the Performing Arts, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Colorado-Boulder. Her…See More
Wednesday
Pasadena Music Scene promoted Pasadena Music Scene's blog post RD Peace exclusive interview with Mistah Wilson as they discuss Music, Being a Writer, and Debuts an Emotional Song about Family Issues.
Wednesday
Pasadena Music Scene posted a blog post
Wednesday
Rick Jackson and Romina Ghassemi are now friends
Tuesday

© 2016   Created by San Pedro News Pilot.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service