Explosion at Imperial Oil Sarnia refinery - reports

14 December 2006 12:34  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS news)--A massive explosion and fire tore through Imperial Oil’s refinery at the Ontario petrochemicals hub in Sarnia on Thursday morning, Canadian news media reported.


The explosion was described as massive.


The fire was said to be under control and no injuries were reported. The cause of the accident remained unknown.


Imperial’s Sarnia refinery supplies feedstock to the company's adjacent ethylene plant.


Officials at Calgary-based Imperial were not immediately available for comment.


The company is majority-owned by ExxonMobil.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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