oil refinery safety News

Worker Group Alleges Unsafe Chemical Releases at Minnesota Refinery: Reuters

Inadequate safety standards at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery in Minnesota have caused avoidable hydrocarbon and chemical releases that pose a threat to the community, a local worker advocacy group said in a report on Sunday, as a lockout …

Cancer-Causing Benzene Emissions at 10 Refineries Exceed EPA Limits: Watchdog

Ten U.S. oil refineries, including six in Texas, released the cancer-causing chemical benzene in concentrations that exceeded federal limits last year, according to government data published by the green group Environmental Integrity Project on Thursday. The study is based on …

U.S. Refineries’ Accident Risk on Rise Due to Labor Shortage

After years of running flat out, U.S. Gulf Coast refiners are lining up repairs to plants in 2017 – but facing a severe labor shortage that could delay work, drive up costs and raise accident risks. Fuel producers such as …