COWDENBEATH MSP Annabelle Ewing has written to the Chief Executive of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) asking when the Joint SEPA/HSE investigation into flaring incidents at Mossmorran will be completed and when the report will be published.

The investigation began midway through last year after SEPA and the HSE had taken on board concerns about the levels of flaring at the Mossmorran site over the past two years.

The findings were expected to be known by the end of 2018 but as yet nothing has been published.

Speaking on Friday Ms Ewing said: “I am concerned that things seem to have gone very quiet regarding the joint SEPA/HSE investigation which was announced way back in June.

"I have written to Terry A’Hearn, at SEPA, asking whether the investigation has been completed and when the report will be published".

The MSP added: “I have also written to ExxonMobil and Shell UK to arrange a visit to Mossmorran as I am very keen to be updated about operations at the site and how it impacts on the interests of the local community.

"“There is nothing on SEPA’s Mossmorran Hub webpage more recent than the announcement of the investigation.

"Whether or not the investigation is concluded, a long time has elapsed since then and the community are entitled to get some sort of a progress report.”