Fire extinguished at Marathon’s Michigan refinery

29 April 2013 15:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A fire at Marathon’s Detroit refinery in Michigan was quickly extinguished on 27 April with no reported injuries, a company spokesperson said on Monday.

The refinery fire occurred Saturday evening in a sour water tank while the tank was being fueled, according to a filing with the US National Response Center.

The refinery’s on-site first responders extinguished the fire about two hours after it occurred, company spokesperson Shane Pochard said.

“We are undertaking investigation to determine cause,” said Pochard “The refinery was able to operate normally throughout the incident.”

Residents living in the area were evacuated as a precautionary measure, but returned later that evening.

The Detroit refinery is the only one in the state of Michigan and has a capacity to refine 106,000 bbl/day of crude oil.

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By: Anna Matherne

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