01 March 2013 00:14 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Firefighters worked late Thursday afternoon to put out a blaze at ?xml:namespace>
No injuries were reported, and no off-site impacts occurred, said Shane Pochard, communications manager for
Thick black smoke billowed up from the blaze, and firefighters worked to extinguish the fire with foam.
At 18:00, the TCEM reported that the "situation is stable" and that it would continue to monitor it.
Pochard had no comment on whether operations at the refinery had been affected.
However, news of the fire rippled through some markets late Thursday, with the
The prompt March benzene spot market also moved up on the back of short cover positions.
Current benzene spot prices were discussed at $4.65-4.68/gal FOB (free on board) late Thursday afternoon. The spot price range was up from $4.58-4.62/gal FOB the previous day.
On 1 February,
Additional reporting by Brian Balboa
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