Oil refinery explosion News

Philadelphia Fire Highlights Dangers of Old Infrastructure at U.S. Refineries

How did a piece of piping installed when Richard Nixon was U.S. president go without once being checked before leading to a fire that devastated the East Coast’s largest and oldest oil refinery? That’s a question safety experts and activists …

Small Fire Still Burning at Site of Philadelphia Oil Refinery Explosions

Officials say a very small fire continues to burn at a Philadelphia refinery following explosions and a pre-dawn blaze that shook homes and caused some minor injuries. Philadelphia Energy Solutions said Saturday that workers are trying to isolate the remaining …

California Gas Prices Could Rise Following Local Refinery Blast

An explosion and fire at an oil refinery in Torrance, Calif. over the weekend forced the partial shutdown of the plant, leading oil traders to expect a spike this week in West Coast gasoline prices. Police and the plant owner …