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RE: 5 Burned Citgo Corpus Coking Refiner today

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Charles Randall

Here is follow-up news release with a little more detail on Citgo Corpus accident, appears only 4 were injured.
Oil Line Sprays Workers, Injuring Four, at Citgo Texas Refinery
2008-02-22 13:40 (New York)

By Jordan Burke
     Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) — A high-pressure oil line sprayed
workers at Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s Corpus Christi
refinery today, injuring four, the local fire department said.
     The spill occurred around 10:30 a.m. local time, said
Battalion Chief Wayne Prall of the Corpus Christi Fire
     Four workers were treated and taken to the hospital, he
said. One worker is in critical condition and three are in
stable condition, h
e said.
     Caller Times reported on its Web site that five
people were injured, one critically.
     The refinery’s emergency response team is on the scene,
Prall said. Citgo spokesman Fernando Garay didn’t immediately
return a call seeking comment.
     Citgo is wholly owned by Venezuela’s state-oil company,
Petroleos de Venezuela SA. The refinery is capable of processing
156,000 barrels of oil a day and is about 235 miles (378
kilometers) southwest of Houston.

–Editor: Bill Banker, Joe Link

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