As nights get lighter the days are getting brighter – and noisier – in Grangemouth thanks to Ineos flaring

Petrochemical giant Ineos has apologised to Grangemouth residents for an increase in flaring today, tomorrow and Thursday as the site – ironically – works on its flaring improvement programme.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 2:35 pm

The firm, recently ordered to pay a £400,000 fine over the May 2, 2017 “explosive cloud” gas leak, stated it will be carrying out “plant trials” at the Kinneil Terminal this week which may result in flaring – the process where natural gas is burned off in a controlled manner.

An Ineos spokesperson said: “As part of out flaring improvement programme we plan to carry out plant trials on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week, during the daytime.

"These trials may result in brief periods of controlled elevated flaring. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause out local neighbours and thank you for your patience.

Flaring in Grangemouth may be elevated over the next three days

"We are committed to informing our local community and those who live and work nearby of our activities that may result in flaring.”