Yesterday morning, the Shell Puget Sound Refinery detected an odor, which we later identified as coming from hydrocarbon material on the roof of a storage tank. The material on the roof has been removed.

We conducted ongoing air monitoring in the surrounding area throughout the day and evening, and the results showed no detectable levels of harmful compounds. Despite this, we recognize that an unpleasant odor can have a negative and unsettling impact, and we apologize to our neighbors for any concerns this may have caused.

Operations at the refinery are stable at this time, and the refinery will conduct an investigation into this issue. Our goal is always to conduct our work in a way that respects our neighbors, and we are resolved not to impact them.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the refinery main gate at 360-293-0800.

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