Fire at US ExxonMobil's Baytown complex limited to a process unit

04 October 2012 04:12  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The fire at ExxonMobil's complex at Baytown in Texas is being brought under control and is confined to a process unit, the company said late on Wednesday.

The US-based oil and gas company did not elaborate on which unit was affected.

The fire started at around 17:00 hours local time (22:00 hours GMT) on Wednesday, it said in a statement.

No injuries were reported and everyone is accounted for, according to ExxonMobil.

The complex has a 584,000 bbl/day refinery and two chemical plants that make butyl rubber and polypropylene (PP).

ExxonMobil has been conducting air quality monitoring around the refinery complex and in the community and results revealed there was no adverse impact to the site and surrounding community.

“We deeply regret any disruption or inconvenience that this incident may have caused the community,” ExxonMobil said.

“A thorough investigation will be carried out to determine the cause of this incident,” it added.

With additional reporting by Al Greenwood

By: Nurluqman Suratman

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