Refinery explosion News

Minnesota City Seeking Study of Toxic Chemical After Refinery Blast

City leaders in Duluth, Minnesota, are taking steps to ensure that residents will be safe following the upcoming reconstruction of a refinery that exploded in neighboring Superior, Wisconsin. The Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior was rocked last April by …

Workers Sue Valero Over April Texas Refinery Explosion

More than 20 workers filed a lawsuit in Houston on Thursday against Valero Energy Corp. seeking damages for injuries sustained in an April 19 explosion at the company’s Texas City, Texas, refinery, the Houston Chronicle reported on its website. Valero …

Explosion at Refinery Operated by Taiwan Energy Firm CPC Hits Diesel Output

Taiwanese state-owned energy company CPC said diesel production would be hit at its refinery in the northwestern city of Taoyuan after an explosion at the site on Monday morning, but added that there were no reports of injury. The accident, …

Weak Safety Standards Caused California Exxon Refinery Blast, Agency Says

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has concluded that a 2015 explosion at a Torrance, Calif., refinery then owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. could have been prevented, the agency concluded in a report issued on Wednesday. “This explosion and near miss …