HOUSTON - An equipment breakdown at BP Plc's 265,000 barrel-per-day Los Angeles-area refinery in Carson, California was having no significant impact on production Wednesday morning, according to a source familiar with refinery operations.

A notice filed with California pollution regulators said an equipment breakdown at the Carson refinery triggered the plant's safety flare early on Wednesday morning.

A BP spokesman declined to discuss refinery operations. (Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by David Gregorio)