The board of California’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District, during a virtual session, approved by 19 votes to 3 more stringent controls on particulate emissions from refineries’ cracking units.
- Rule 5-6 sets a limit of 0.01 grain per dry standard cubic foot in 5 years
- New limit means a ~70% reduction from current emissions levels
- Chevron Richmond, PBF Martinez refineries would likely be required to install devices known as wet gas scrubbers to comply with new targets
- Capital costs estimated at $241m for Chevron Richmond, $255m for PBF Martinez, Greg Nudd, Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer for Policy at ...