Refinery Fire News

Fire Kills Five People at Petronas-Aramco Oil Refinery in Malaysia

A fire killed five people at an oil refining complex in southern Malaysia owned by Petronas and Saudi Aramco, forcing the closure of the facility that was set to begin full commercial operations this year. It was the second fire …

Refinery Fire Doused in South Texas, No Injuries

A fire at a Citgo refinery in in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been extinguished with no injuries, according to the petroleum company. The fire began in a pipeline owned by a third party shortly after 8:30 a.m. on Monday and …

Shell Plans to Restart Europe’s Biggest Oil Refinery After Recent Fire

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will attempt on Friday to restart one of two crude units at Europe’s biggest oil refinery that were halted by a fire late last month, a person with knowledge of the matter said. European diesel prices …

Shell Closes Most Units at Netherlands Refinery After Fire

Royal Dutch Shell is shutting down most units at its refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands after a fire at a high-voltage electricity switch station. Shell spokesman Thijs van Velzen says the fire started late Saturday and was extinguished by Sunday …

Chevron Spending $20M to Protect Workers in Wake of California Fire

Chevron Corp. and state regulators have reached a settlement related to a 2012 fire at its Richmond refinery that will require the company to spend about $20 million on safety improvements, officials announced this week. The agreement requires Chevron to …

Chevron Paid $10M In Northern California Refinery Blaze

Chevron Corp. has paid $10 million in claims stemming from the Aug. 6 crude unit fire at its 245,000-barrels-per-day refinery in Richmond, Calif., the company said. So far, 23,900 claims have been made due to the blaze that sent a …

Bay Area Refinery Fire Rekindles Memories of 2007 Blaze

For San Francisco Bay Area residents and West Coast oil traders, the Monday evening fire that struck California’s second-largest oil refinery was a flashback to a blaze five years earlier with remarkable similarities. Both began with a leak at the …

State Investigates Cause of Washington’s Refinery Blaze

State safety inspectors are investigating the cause of a dramatic blaze at Washington’s largest oil refinery Friday near Blaine, as BP launched its own review into why it happened. The fire broke out in the sole crude processing unit at …