Mossmorran: Shell limits North Sea gas to reduce flaring
A raft of measures have been put in place to reduce the amount of ethane Shell is being forced to flare while the Mossmorran plant in Fife is shut.
Shell has been left with a surplus of ethane since its customer Exxonmobil temporarily closed the plant in August.
Now Shell said it had switched from powering its furnaces with propane to using ethane and reduced the amount of North Sea gas it receives.
Residents said they had not noticed much change in flaring.
However, Shell said it had managed to reduce flaring of ethane "significantly" as a result of the new measures, which also... read more