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U.S. Refiners Moving Ahead of Demand

Running harder has caused units to malfunction from California to Texas. Valero Energy Corp. had fires at Three Rivers and Port Arthur, Texas, plants last week.

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Worker Group Alleges Unsafe Practices at Marathon Minnesota Refinery

Local worker group says inadequate safety standards at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery have caused avoidable hydrocarbon and chemical releases.

Kansas Refinery's First-Tier Fire Training Field

The 10-acre training field comes complete with a combination multiple-story burn building and high angle rope rescue prop, a four-level simulated process unit, and a 24-foot diameter bulk storage tank.

The Unified Industrial Fire Department of Rotterdam Invests in Mobile System to Fight Tank Fires

The department’s new mobile system relies on submersible pumps, drones, and remote-control monitors to keep firefighters at a safe distance as they extinguish tank fires.

Safety Flaring at U.K. Refinery Produces Heavy Smoke

Company blames flaring on 'unplanned process issue.'

Layoffs Follow TPC Group Plant Fire in Texas

The facility will operate solely as a terminal for the next five years.

Workplace Safety Probe Launched After California Refinery Fire

California occupational safety investigators have begun an investigation into Marathon's refinery following a Feb. 25 fire.

Chemical Safety Board Submits 2021 Budget Request

The non-regulatory agency is hoping for additional funding to cover increasing personnel costs and implementation of a new chemical reporting rule.

Workers Rebuilding Damaged Wisconsin Refinery Evacuated

A sudden "pop" from a process tower raised concern about a possible collapse.

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Houston Refinery's Cracker Remains Out of Action After Fire

The LyondellBasell refinery specializes in processing heavy-sulfur crude.

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