ELI5 : why is there a tower with a burning flame at the top of it in every petrol plant ?

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ELI5 : why is there a tower with a burning flame at the top of it in every petrol plant ?

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_flare

These are used for a number of things, from burning off ‘waste’ gases to converting methane to CO2 thus significantly reducing environmental impact. The purpose and frequency of use are dependant on the process(es) they’re associated with, so the ones you’re looking at could have any number of purposes. Most likely, it’s to burn off excess natural gas or relieve pressure from another part of the process.

Source: Environmental stack tester in U.S.

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