refinery News

Fire at ExxonMobil Refinery in Montana Under Investigation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The cause of an explosion and fire at an ExxonMobil refinery in southern Montana is under investigation, company officials said Sunday. The fire began at about 10 p.m. Saturday at a refinery in Lockwood, a suburb …

California Court Rejects Motiva Insurance Claim Stemming From 2017 Refinery Fire

A California state appeals court on Monday denied Motiva Enterprises’ request for insurance coverage for a settlement with workers injured in a 2017 fire at its 607,000-barrel-per-day Port Arthur, Texas refinery. In a decision on Monday, a panel of the …

Exxon Cuts Baytown Refinery Rates After Extinguishing Fire

Exxon Mobil Corp. says an overnight fire at its Baytown, Texas, refinery that injured four people has been extinguished. The blaze occurred at 1 a.m. local time at the plant, which is the fourth-largest in the U.S., capable of processing …

Bankruptcy Court Ruling Secures $93M in Additional Coverage for Refinery Owners

The owner of a Philadelphia refinery that was shut down after a June 2019 explosion secured at least $93 million in additional coverage from its insurers after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ruled in favor of the policyholders’ interpretation of …

Phillips 66 to Convert Storm-Hit Refinery to Oil Export Terminal

HOUSTON — Phillips 66 on Monday said it would convert its Alliance refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, to an oil terminal, after a short-lived attempt to sell the hurricane-damaged facility. The 50-year-old oil refinery was severely damaged after several feet …

Ida Leaves Toxic Chemicals, Sewage Swirling in Its Wake

Exxon Mobil Corp. released sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide at its Baton Rouge refinery as Hurricane Ida churned ashore. A broken pipeline poured crude oil near a bayou that flows into the Gulf of Mexico. And a miles-long black slick …

One Million Evacuated as New Cyclone Nears Covid-Ravaged India

A powerful cyclone is set to slam into India early on Wednesday, the second in less than two weeks, with authorities evacuating more than one million people at a time when the nation is facing the world’s worst outbreak of …

Odor From U.S. Caribbean Refinery Prompts School Closures, Investigation

A “noxious” gaseous smell coming from St Croix’s recently reopened refinery that caused schools to close was caused by excess emissions of hydrogen sulfide, U.S. Virgin Islands officials said on Friday. The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is …

Worker Group Alleges Unsafe Practices at Marathon Minnesota Refinery

Inadequate safety standards at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery in Minnesota have caused avoidable hydrocarbon and chemical releases that pose a threat to the community, a local worker advocacy group said in a report on Sunday, as a lockout …

150 Years of Spills: Philadelphia Refinery Cleanup Highlights Toxic Legacy of Fossil Fuels

PHILADELPHIA — Wearing blue hard hats, white hazmat suits and respirator masks, workers carted away bags of debris on a recent morning from a sprawling and now-defunct oil refinery once operated by Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). Other laborers ripped asbestos …