Residents on the Pacheco and Vine Hill sides of the refinery may notice some extra activity today as we work on some equipment and have some occasional flaring. This particular flare system can be noisy in spots and have a rumbling effect. Apart from that, there should no community impact from this work. There should not be any noticeable flame or emission, only the sound and feel of the equipment being used.
A flare is a device used to safely combust excess gases in the refinery process.