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Elevated flaring reported at Shell’s Louisiana refinery, chemical plant in Ida’s wake

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Elevated flaring reported at Shell’s Louisiana refinery, chemical plant in Ida’s wake

Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday said its Norco refinery and chemical plant in St. Charles Parish, La., was burning off more natural gas than usual after Hurricane Ida slammed the region Sunday.

Shell’s Norco manufacturing complex is without power, and photos on social media show flooding at the site. The Hague-based oil major said it is assessing the condition of its Louisiana facilities that were shut down in advance of the Category 4 hurricane, and doesn’t know when they will resume full operations. The Norco facility can refine 230,600 barrels per day.

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