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Increased flaring at Esso’s Long Island Point plant

Due to an operational issue at one of our customer’s facilities, Esso will need to flare excess gas through its Long Island Point plant in Hastings.

As a result, black smoke may be visible in the Hastings area. While we are doing our best to minimise the volume of gas being flared, we expect this issue could take a number of days for our customer to resolve.

Please be assured this poses no danger to the community or the environment and there are no safety issues being experienced at the Long Island Point Plant for which the community need to be concerned.

Use of the flare minimises any impacts on the environment by safely burning excess gas, ensuring it does not escape into the atmosphere.

If you do have any questions or concerns, please contact us on 5970 7580.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.