WHITING, Ind. — BP is considering spending millions of dollars for equipment to reduce pollution from its refinery in northwest Indiana three years after a $4.2 billion expansion and upgrade.
Refinery manager Don Porter tells The (Munster) Times (http://bit.ly/2aSsqt5 ) the facility is hoping to get approval to build a unit that removes unwanted chemicals such as sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen and halides from gasoline. BP installed one in late 2013, making it a top processor of heavy crude oil extracted from Canada’s tar sand deposits.
As part of a 2012 agreement with the EPA, BP also has installed a new dissolved nitrogen flotation unit in its wastewater treatment plant to remove dissolved organics in wastewater. That new unit recently had issues, resulting in a discharge of five times the allowed limit of total suspended solids of industrial waste.
Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com