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    basil parmesan
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    Conoco Wood River reports coke drum fire-filing
    HOUSTON | Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:34pm GMT . (Reporting by Erwin Seba, editing by Maureen Bavdek)

    Dec 11, 2011 (Reuters) ConocoPhillips 356,000 barrel per day (bpd) joint-venture Wood River Refinery in Roxana, Illinois, had a fire in a coking unit drum and a process unit malfunction on Friday, according to a notice the refinery filed with state pollution regulators.Refinery emergency personnel responded to the blaze, according to the notice filed with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency

    Also Wallstreet Version: (http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20111211-703659.html )

    DECEMBER 11, 2011, 4:30 P.M. ET
    ConocoPhillips Reports Coke Drum Fire At Illinois Refinery
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–ConocoPhillips (COP) said a process unit upset and coke drum fire occurred at its Wood River …

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    Charles Randall
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    There seems to be big problem with refinery startup proceedures these days – almost all fires last couple years have been from units starting up after a shutdown, a number of them in coking units.

    I still believe most Refiners have outsourced too much to contractors who do not have good safety programs or training. Also have highest death tolls on accidents as proof.

    Regards

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