30 October 2012 19:53 [Source: ICIS news]
(adds details throughout)
HOUSTON (ICIS)--A fire started in a hydrotreating unit at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, the company said on Tuesday.
The fire was reported at 1330 Houston time (1830 GMT) in the 500 section of the resid hydrotreating unit, the company said.
No injuries were reported, BP said.
“We can expect large amounts of smoke and for the fire to continue for an unknown period of time,” the Texas City Office of Emergency Management said in an automated message.
The Texas City Fire Department is at the scene.
BP’s Texas City refinery has a capacity of 475,000 bbl/day.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections