Trial Commences for Arrival of Ethane from USA - May Lead to Extra Flaring
11 February 2016
In preparation for the arrival of ethane feedstock from the USA for the KG ethylene plant later in the year, that will allow the plant to run at increased rates, INEOS will be starting up its second production unit (known as Train 2) for a trial period.
Throughout the trial, commencing today, 11 February, local residents and people in the vicinity may see occasional spells of flaring evident from the site. We will make every effort to reduce the level and duration of the flaring including the use of a ground flare. The trial is expected to take 28 days to complete.
The project to bring US shale gas ethane to Grangemouth is progressing well and is just one element of the £450m investment into the site that INEOS is making that will herald a new era in petrochemical production.
FALKIRK COUNCIL FUNDING DEAL: “A PAY RISE NOT A TAX RISE”
10 February 2016
WAGE RISE FOR CARE WORKERS AND CONTINUED FREEZE ON COUNCIL TAX
Angus MacDonald MSP has today welcomed the decision of Falkirk Council to agree a funding deal that will deliver a wage rise for social care workers, the protection of the pupil-teacher ratio, action on education attainment and the continuation of the council tax freeze.
Commenting, Mr MacDonald said:
“This agreement will ensure that despite unprecedented pressure placed on the Scottish budget by Tory austerity cuts, the public’s priorities will continue to be delivered at a national and local level.
“The local government settlement will deliver a Living Wage for social care workers and will make additional funding available to support the biggest reform in our health service since 1948 by integrating health and social care.
“Additional funding will also be provided to Falkirk Council to improve educational attainment and to maintain the pupil-teacher ratio in our schools – ensuring that every child can reach their full potential.
“And with council tax bills frozen for a ninth consecutive year, meaning a total saving of more than £1,500 for the average band D household, this is a settlement that delivers a pay rise for people on low wages – not a tax rise.”