Plant officials: Outage caused Wednesday Sasol flare - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Plant officials: Outage caused Wednesday Sasol flare

Posted: Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Family united with old family photos

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:53:17 GMT
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
    A Lake Charles man, Rick Buller, found old photo wheels with picture slides where his aunt works, Brussard Gregg and Neal Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Lake Charles. These photos became a mission for him to find out whose they were.More >>
  • Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:15:10 GMT
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
    Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.More >>
  • AAR signs deal with major company

    AAR signs deal with major company

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:40:46 GMT
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months. More >>
    AAR says it has signed with a major carrier to begin employing mechanics in Lake Charles in the next few months.  More >>
WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

One of Sasol's manufacturing units experienced a power outage on Wednesday around 8:30 p.m., according to officials at the Westlake plant.

The outage resulted in heavy flaring, lasting for about one hour.

Officials have said that there were no safety or environmental incidents associated with the upset other than the noise, light and smoke from the flaring.

"Sasol does apologize for the inconvenience to our neighbors. It is possible that more flaring will occur intermittently when the unit is being brought back to beneficial operation, which is expected to take place over the next several days," said Paul Hippman, manager, U.S. Operations, Sasol Olefins & Surfactants.

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow