Valero’s Benicia refinery is experiencing operational issues with the Flue Gas Scrubber. We have identified the issue and are diligently working to resolve this in a way that minimizes potential impact to the environment and community. Valero along with the City of Benicia, Solano County, EPA, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have been conducting inspections and air monitoring; all levels are within safe limits.
We will continue air monitoring to confirm there is no health consequence for the community. We appreciate the cooperation from the City and all the local regulatory agencies, and will continue to work with them to resolve this matter. Other processes and units continue to operate. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.