Shell and ExxonMobil shut down SE Texas plants during freezing conditions

DEER PARK, Texas (KTRK) -- The Deer Park Shell facility is shut down due to weather conditions, and officials are alerting nearby residents that there will be increased flaring.

Shell announced the facility closure Tuesday morning, assuring Deer Park residents that there is no threat to the surrounding community.

Because of the closure, flaring is expected to increase in the near term at the facility, officials say.

Shell says it will continue to power the regional grid with its cogeneration facilities.

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Additionally, ExxonMobil shut down their facilities in Beaumont and Baytown due to the freezing conditions. Company officials add that their Baton Rouge sites are still operating, and their marketing terminal continues to supply fuel for the region's energy needs.
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