Vopak addresses admissions concerns at Deer Park facility

Vopak North America stores liquid chemicals, gases and oil products.   File photo

Vopak North America Inc. has reached an agreement with both federal and state agencies regarding control of emissions at its Deer Park facility, which includes the company making $5 million in capital upgrades to Vopak Terminal Deer Park.

Vopak's agreements satisfy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Texas Attorney Genera's Office about Vopak Terminal Deer Park. Improvements underway include updated operations procedures, improved tank covers and investing in Forward Looking Infrared optical gas imaging cameras. 

“Vopak is committed to being a leader and responsible company in the communities where we operate and we are happy to cooperate with all governmental agencies to ensure that our facilities meet the highest regulatory standards,” Deer Park’s terminal manager David Carter said. “We are also committed to continuous improvement and look for ways each day to innovate in our operations and the way we do business."

Vopak North America, which is based in Houston, provides handling and storage of liquid chemicals, gases, oil products such as edible oils and biofuels in the U.S. and Canada.  The company also has terminals in California, Georgia and Canada.

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