Fire erupted in an crude oil storage tank Tuesday morning at the Chevron refinery in Pasadena, Texas.
Aerial views of the scene as of 7:30 a.m. show firefighters delivering a single stream of large-volume water to a large storage tank. Although smoke poured from under the tank roof, the fire did not appear to be full surface.
KHOU-TV said the fire was extinguished within 45 minutes. No shelter-in-place order was issued for the community.
Chevron U.S.A. announced in May 2019 that it had completed the acquisition of the Pasadena Refining System, a 466-acre complex with the capacity to process approximately 110,000 barrels per day of light crude. The refinery tank farm is capable of storing 5.1 million barrels of crude oil and refined products.
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