EPA Inspectors Cite Numerous Safety Problems at Torrance Refinery

Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2017

Inspectors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found numerous safety violations at PBF Energy's Torrance oil refinery during reviews of the plant last Fall, according to a report released Monday. Among the numerous findings in the 12-page report, inspectors cited the 155,000 bpd refinery for safety systems and equipment that were “non-operational on a recurring basis,” incorrect identification of a flammable storage unit, and failure to document who was responsible for the risk management program.


Jeff Dill, president of PBF’s western division, said the company was reviewing the EPA report. “As we have in the past, we will appropriately address any EPA requests for additional information,” Dill said. “We are committed to operating in compliance with all laws and requirements applicable to the refinery.


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