Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Mossmorran operator Shell fined £40,000 by environmental watchdog

Mossmorran.
Mossmorran.

Shell has been fined £40,000 for errors in reporting on emissions from Mossmorran.

The company said the administrative slip-up had no impact on actual levels of carbon dioxide given off by the controversial plant.

However, Mid Scotland and Fife Green MSP Mark Ruskell claimed the latest breach of regulations at Mossmorran raised fresh concerns about its future.

Environmental watchdog, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, said Shell had been fined for failing to comply with its greenhouse gas emissions permit, as it did not submit sufficient allowances to cover its annual reportable emissions from 2013 to 2015.

Mr Ruskell said: “This is a significant breach of regulations by Shell and yet another example of the company stumbling over environmental and safety compliance.

“Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions is a collective responsibility for all of society, and it’s not enough to just say sorry and move on.”

He claimed a lack of investment and an aging plant meant errors were more likely to occur.

“The issues that need to be addressed in SEPA and the HSE’s current investigation are now stacking up, and it seriously needs to consider whether this plant can continue to operate as it is,” he added.

A spokesperson for Shell UK Limited said the company had identified an issue with a historical emissions reporting calculation at the Fife NGL plant.

The firm corrected the calculation and immediately disclosed updated data to SEPA to rectify the error.

“We very much regret this situation,” he added.

“Shell prioritises the safety of our staff, community and care for the environment.

“The inadvertent reporting error had no impact on actual levels of carbon dioxide emitted by the plant.”

It was a metering error which resulted in the inaccuracy.

Shell; said the cause was in the metering and data transfer of volumes of fuel used by a single propane unit at the plant.

As a result propane unit volumes had been under reported by around 0.5%

Shell wrote a letter to the local community on July 12 explaining what had occurred and apologising for the error.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]