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    basil parmesan

    CVR’s Kansas Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant Has Explosion; Refinery Unaffected
    By Leela Landress – Oct 1, 2010 8:08 AM CT
    CVR Energy Inc. had an explosion late yesterday at a nitrogen fertilizer plant near its Coffeyville, Kansas, refinery, said Steve Eames, a spokesman for the company.
    “No one was injured and the refinery is business as usual,” Eames said in a telephone interview today. “The nitrogen fertilizer plant is in recovery mode now.”
    The explosion occurred yesterday at about 6:30 p.m. local time at the fertilizer plant, which is adjacent to the 120,000- barrel-a-day refinery, he said. Non-essential refinery personnel were evacuated for less than an hour, according to Eames.
    The blast happened at the urea ammonium nitrate production facility, Bob Roesky, a captain with the Coffeyville fire department, said in a telephone interview.
    “Although the incident was heard through the area surrounding the plant, no impact was recorded beyond the fence line,” Roesky said. The explosion is under investigation and no damage estimate is immediately available, he said.
    The Sugarland, Texas-based company’s refinery processes crude oil from CVR’s owned and leased gathering system and via pipeline from storage in Cushing, Oklahoma, according to the company. CVR maintains capacity on the Spearhead pipeline, which allows it to receive crude oil from Canada.
    The refinery can process Canadian medium and heavy sour crudes and sweet synthetics, the company said.
    To contact the reporter on this story: Leela Landress in Houston at
    To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dan Stets at

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    Charles Randall

    Here is recent news item on Coffeyville Fertilizer Plant explosion – says the Refinery is unaffected but ……. I wonder how long they can continue to run Canadian Bitumen Crudes or store the petcoke that makes feed for the Fertilizer plant without having to go to spot market or idle the coker?

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