Latest Oil refinery explosions News

Aging, thin pipe likely cause of Philadelphia refinery fire

Oct. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

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 and...

Man gets probation after oil processing plant explosion

Oct. 4, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian man has been sentenced to two years of probation for not doing enough to prevent the hazardous conditions that led to an explosion that injured three workers at an oil processing plant in southeastern Montana. U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said 44-year-old Mark Hurst of...

Wisconsin refinery that was site of explosion plans rebuild

Sep. 30, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Husky Energy says it's been given approval to rebuild its oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin after an explosion and a series of fires last year injured 36 people and required much of the city to evacuate. Husky, which does business as Superior Refining Company in Wisconsin, said it...

India oil and gas plant fire kills 3 firefighters, 1 worker

Sep. 3, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion triggered a fire Tuesday at a state-run oil and gas processing plant in western India, killing four people, officials said. Police officer V. Damgude said the four dead were three firefighters and one plant executive. Press Trust of India news agency said another three...