As a result of operational issues with the Valero Benicia Refinery Flue Gas Scrubber, we are in the process of safely shutting down processing units in a manner that minimizes impact to the environment and community.
During this time, there may be a visible plume and flaring as part of the shutdown process. Valero, along with the City of Benicia and other regulatory agencies, will continue to conduct air monitoring in the area to assure protection of the community.
At this time, the City of Benicia has lifted its advisory for those with respiratory issues to stay indoors and for healthy individuals to limit outdoor activities (see below information).
We will be in constant communication with the City of Benicia and other agencies as we continue to conduct air monitoring while the shutdown process occurs.