Refinery Safety – Exxon fined over explosion at La. oil refinery

Photo courtesy of ExxonMobil ExxonMobil Corp has been fined about $165,000 by US regulators for safety lapses including inadequate training and equipment maintenance over an… Read more »

Refinery Safety – Fire breaks out at Mexico oil refinery

Photo courtesy KWQC Davenport IA A massive fire broke out at the partially flooded Pemex Salina Cruz oil refinery in southern Mexico on Wednesday, injuring nine people and forcing the… Read more »

Refinery Safety – CSB Report on 2015 Torrance Refinery Explosion

 (photo courtesy of Reuters) The chemical safety board just released its report on the 2015 explosion that occurred at the Torrance, CA, refinery. Four workers… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Explosion And Fire At Carson Refinery

No injuries reported. We’re glad to hear that no one was hurt as a 1-ton sulfur tank exploded at Tesoro’s Carson refinery. Operating at a… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Small Fire Shuts Down Portions Of Texas Refinery

Feedstock supply loss leads to leak, and then fire. Total SA’s Arthur Texas refinery faced a reformer, sulfur recovery unit, and a pressure swing absorption… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Louisiana Phillips 66 Refinery Fire, No Injuries

Heater tube fails as hydrogen unit was being shut down The 260 Mbpd Lake Charles Refinery in LA faced a fire around mid-day, which was… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Injuries Reported In Fire At Texas Crude Oil Terminal

Operations near normal Our hearts and prayers go out to the seven workers injured in a flash fire at Sunco Logistics crude oil terminal in… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Fire At Motiva Convent Refinery, No Injuries Reported

Heavy oil hydrocracker structurally damaged As always, we’re relieved that no one was injured in what is a critical system fire at the Motiva plant… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Injury at Marathon’s Galveston Bay Refinery

Contract worker injured by electric shock, revived by refinery emergency personnel, taken to area hospital As always, we’re happy to note that refinery safety protocols… Read more »

Refinery Safety: Tesoro Found To Be At Fault In Worker Injuries – US Chemical Safety Board

Weak safety culture at Martinez, CA refinery contributed to injury incidents between 2010 and 2014 The board reviewed 15 instances where workers were sprayed with… Read more »