BP Discusses Expansion, Fenceline Monitoring for Chicago-area Oil Refinery

Whiting, Indiana Refinery
Photo by David Wilson, Flickr

BP representatives met with community groups in Whiting, Indiana on Wednesday to discuss new air pollution monitoring at its nearby oil refinery. The Whiting refinery recently completed a $3.8 billion expansion to accommodate increased production of North American oil.

The system will monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hydrogen sulfide, and sulfur dioxide at the property boundary of the plant, as required by consent decree, and will display the results on a public web page.

Read more about the Whiting community hearing here and the refinery expansion here.


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