By Dan Molinski
Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) reported a compressor issue and above-normal flaring of gas emissions at its McKee refinery in the Texas panhandle.
"The McKee Refinery experienced an excess opacity and flaring event ... due to a compressor issue in Complex 1," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
It said the excessive gas emissions, including carbon monoxide, began Sunday and likely ended late-afternoon on Monday, though it said those were estimates because the issue was ongoing.
The nearly 200,000-barrel-a-day McKee refinery is located in Sunray, 65 miles north of Amarillo.
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