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Massive Exxon Refinery Fire Poses a New Threat to Oil Demand

A fire broke out early Wednesday at Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Baton Rouge oil refinery in Louisiana, halting production at the fifth-biggest fuel-making plant in the U.S. The outage at the massive complex — which supplies fuels across the southeast U.S. …

Second Evacuation Order Lifted in Texas City Hit by Explosion, Chemical Fire

HOUSTON — Authorities on Thursday lifted a second evacuation order in a week for thousands of people in a Texas city as U.S. safety officials began examining what caused the latest in a series of chemical plant fires in the …

TPC to Rebuild Texas Chemical Plant Shut by Explosions, Fire

Petrochemical maker TPC Group Inc will rebuild the Texas plant shut last week by devastating explosions that ignited fires that burned for six days, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The last fire at the Port Neches plant was extinguished late …

Storm Disrupts U.S. Gulf Coast Energy Operations from Refineries to Terminals

HOUSTON — Energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit hard by Tropical Storm Imelda on Thursday, as flooding forced a major refinery to cut production and a key oil pipeline, terminals and a ship channel in Texas were …

Georgia Investigated Complaint Against Chemical Plant Prior to Worker Injury

Environmental regulators investigated an anonymous report alleging MFG Chemical Inc. in Dalton, Ga., was illegally discarding waste five months before an accident injured a worker, government records show. The company’s regulatory manager, Joe Stafford, told an investigator sent by the …

24 People Treated After Georgia Plant’s Chemical Release

Two-dozen people were decontaminated Monday morning after a chemical was released at a plant in the northwest Georgia city of Dalton, authorities said. People within a half-mile of the plant, on the city’s southern edge, were told to stay indoors, …

West Virginia Jury to Weigh Chemical Plant Testing

A West Virginia jury will have to decide whether the owners of a former chemical plant should pay to test thousands of current and former Nitro residents for disease. The Charleston Gazette reported that a 2004 class-action suit alleges that …

Waves from Storm Threaten Chemical Plant in China

Towering waves from a tropical storm threatened to hit a chemical plant in a Chinese port city, raising fears it might lead to a toxic chemical spill, a Chinese state media report said Monday. Waves as high as 65 feet …

Fire Reported at New Jersey Chemical Processing Facility

Authorities say a fire has erupted at a large chemical processing facility in northern New Jersey. The fire broke out shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday inside the International Matex Tank Terminal, a 520-acre facility near the Bayonne Bridge. The Bayonne …