Oil refinery explosions

A fire burns after an explosion at the Marathon Refinery in Carson on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)
February 26, 2020 - 6:02 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The cause of an explosion and fire at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast was under investigation Wednesday as air quality authorities conducted laboratory testing to determine whether toxic gases were released. No one was injured and there were no immediate indications...
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Smoke from an explosion at the TPC Group plant is seen Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Port Neches, Texas. Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through the chemical plant Wednesday, and one left several workers injured. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 12:28 pm
PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Concerns over air quality have prompted a voluntary evacuation order in a Texas Gulf Coast city where a pair of chemical plant explosions occurred last week. Port Neches issued the voluntary order for its 50,000 residents late Wednesday after elevated levels of the...
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Smoke from an explosion at the TPC Group plant is seen Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Port Neches, Texas. Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through the chemical plant Wednesday, and one left several workers injured. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 29, 2019 - 1:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials lifted evacuation orders Friday for around 50,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast, determining a massive fire was finally under control at a chemical plant rocked by two major explosions two days earlier. “We are in a position to say it’s contained. We feel comfortable...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia. Federal investigators say an aging, failed elbow pipe appears to be the cause of the June fire and subsequent explosions that left five people with minor injuries and destroyed part of the processing unit at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released a preliminary report Wednesday, Oct. 16 on findings from the June 21 explosion at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 16, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aging, failed elbow pipe that hadn't been inspected in almost 45 years appears to be the initial cause of a June 21 fire and subsequent explosions that injured five people at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast, federal investigators said Wednesday. The U.S. Chemical...
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Flames and smoke rise after a fire started at an Exxon Mobil facility, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 5:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area. The fire began after an explosion at approximately 11:07 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil...
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A sign for Philadelphia Energy Solutions stands at the refining complex in Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the facility. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement Wednesday that Philadelphia Energy Solutions had informed him of its decision to shut down the facility in the next month. The more than 1,000 workers there will be impacted, the mayor said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 26, 2019 - 5:00 pm
The largest oil refinery on the East Coast said Wednesday that it will close after a devastating fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and analysts said consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing. Philadelphia Energy Solutions said in a statement...
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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 26, 2019 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that an East Coast oil refinery that caught fire will close (all times local): 1:30 p.m. AAA says gasoline prices may increase after the announcement that a Philadelphia oil refinery will close after a devastating fire. Spokeswoman Jana Tidwell...
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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 21, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Explosions and a blaze at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast sent a fireball into the sky and shook homes before dawn Friday, though authorities reported only a few minor injuries and said the air was safe to breathe. The fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 12:12 am
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin refinery explosion that injured several people (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Authorities now say an evacuation order for residents of Superior, Wisconsin, after a smoky refinery fire will stay in place and be re-evaluated throughout the night...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
Authorities said a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out and people were being allowed back in their homes Thursday night after most of the city of Superior was forced to evacuate. Douglas County officials posted an update saying the fire...
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