ExxonMobil must comply with a subpoena issued by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board demanding information about containing hydrofluoric acid on the site of a 2015 oil refinery explosion in Torrance, California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
December 10, 2019
Federal investigators believe a rupture pipe elbow was at fault in a June 2019 explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
October 16, 2019
Rather than race to the scene, Superior, Wisconsin, Fire Chief Steve Panger went straight to fire department headquarters when an April 26 refinery explosion rocked the community.
July 1, 2018
Dubbed "the most serious U.S. refinery incident in recent years" by a top U.S. Chemical Safety Board official, an Aug. 6 flammable vapor explosion at a Richmond, Calif., refinery is under investigation by that agency.
October 1, 2012
When a lightning strike ignited a 100-foot-diameter xylene storage tank at Sunoco's Eagle Point refinery in Westville, N.J., the refinery's chief exceeded the NFPA guidelines for foam application by nearly 40 percent.
January 1, 2008