Millions of pounds is to be spent upgrading facilities at Exxonmobil’s Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran in a bid to reduce flaring….
Councillor Linda Holt, from the Mossmorran Action Group, said:
“ExxonMobil is dazzling people with numbers.
“The fact is they have not been running their plant reliably, flaring has been unacceptable in duration and intensity, two major components failing have caused an extended shut down, SEPA rejected their initial BAT proposals and now HSE has issued an action notice about the explosion risk from fuel buildups.
“The company has ducked and dived when it comes to being transparent and accountable with its neighbouring communities and elected representatives.”
She added: “I very much doubt Exxon is spending a penny more than it is being forced to, and this would not be happening without sustained pressure from communities, politicians and regulators.”