May 2012

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Marathon limits flaring The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice recently announced an agreement with Marathon Petroleum Co. that has already reduced air pollution fr..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Marathon limits flaring The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice recently announced an agreement with Marathon Petroleum Co. that has already reduced air pollution from all six of the company’s refineries. In a first for the refining industry, Marathon has agreed to controls on flares and to a cap on the volume of waste gas it will send to its flares. When fully implemented, the agreement is expected to reduce air pollution by approximately 5,400 tpy. A recently filed consent decree resolves Marathon’s alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. As part of the effort to reach this agreement, Marathon spent more than $2.4 million to develop and

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