ExxonMobil Restarts Torrance Refinery

Inspectioneering Staff, May 11, 2016

ExxonMobil restarted its 155,000 bpd refinery in Torrance, California this week, more than a year after an explosion and fire in the facility's FCCU rocked the plant and surrounding community. The 2015 incident injured four contractors and was later contributed to over-pressurization in the unit's air pollution control system. Last week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by an environmental group to prevent ExxonMobil from restarting the refinery, removing any legal obstacles to the facility resuming operations. With a successful restart, the pending $537.5 million sale of the refinery to PBF Energy should move forward.


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