[StBernard] Chalmette Refining Plant in Louisiana Has 'Minor' Release

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Wed May 11 08:12:50 EDT 2011

Chalmette Refining Plant in Louisiana Has 'Minor' Release
By Alexander Kwiatkowski and Paul Burkhardt - May 10, 2011 1:56 PM CT

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Chalmette Refining LLC's refinery at St. Bernard, Louisiana, had a release
of benzene and hydrogen sulfide because of a leak, possibly on the
exchanger, according to a filing with the National Response Center.

"We had a minor leak," Kevin Allexon, an Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) spokesman
based in Fairfax, Virginia, said in an e-mail. "This has not affected

The refinery is a joint venture with Petroleos de Venezuela SA. The plant
has a capacity of 200,700 barrels a day, according to data compiled by

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