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BP Plant Explosion in Texas.

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posted on Mar, 30 2004 @ 08:43 PM
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Explosions and fire rocked BP Plc's refinery and chemical plant complex in Texas City, Texas, on Tuesday evening, Houston-area television stations reported.
No injuries were reported from the large fire, which was reported at about 7:20 p.m. CST (8:20 p.m. EST). Residents of Texas City, about 30 miles south of Houston, were told to remain in their homes due to dense smoke from the flames.

BP Texas City has a 447,000-barrel-per-day refinery. It is the 12th-largest refinery in the world.

Houston-area television stations reported other nearby refineries were being evacuated. Texas City is home to a 72,000-barrel-a-day refinery operated by Marathon Ashland Petroleum and a 210,000 barrel-a-day refinery operated by Valero Energy Corp.

I don't know how big this is.
Any one from Texas here?

[Edited on 30-3-2004 by AceOfBase]

posted on Mar, 30 2004 @ 08:53 PM

Looks like a furnace fire gone awry.


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