Maintenance work results in black plume from flare
REFRIGERANT is being flared off at the QCLNG plant on Curtis Island over the next few days, resulting in a heavy, black plume currently visible across Gladstone.
The plume is due to a maintenance job that began on Thursday.
It is unlikely the plume will continue to be as heavy as it has been, over the next two days.
QGC said the work required refrigerant to be pumped back into the refrigerant storage tanks so works could be conducted safely.
"During this time, there may be an increase in flaring activity and associated smoke emissions," a spokesperson said.
The Department of Heritage and Protection monitoring is currently showing very good air quality across the area, last recorded at 10am.