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Valero Fire & Explosion at Pt Arthur – no injuries

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    Charles Randall

    Fire follows explosion at Valero refinery near Port Arthur

    10:35 AM CST on Thursday, November 8, 2007

    [size=-1] staff report

    Witnesses said at least one unit at the Valero refinery near Port Arthur was engulfed in flames after an explosion Thursday morning.

    Courtesy: Jamie Garza
    The flames at the plant.
    Authorities said it happened around 7:30 a.m. at the center of the plant. Police closed Highway 82 at Highway 87 for about an hour.
    Port Arthur police said there were no injuries, but the cause of the explosion is unknown.

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    Does anyone know what unit was involved?  Good to hear there were no injuries!

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    The fire started about 7 a.m. in a heater and a diesel hydrotreater unit, Valero spokesman Bill Day said in an e-mailed statement. “The fire was quickly contained,” Day said.
    Valero, the nation’s largest refiner, said no employees were injured, but a contractor was taken to a local hospital because of anxiety. Most of the plant’s units are in operation, Day said, but power remains out in some parts of the refinery. The cause of the incident is under investigation, he said

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    The fire at Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery shutdown a couple of units.  There does not appear to be any more news updates (at least that I can find) telling us what happened and the impact to the facility.  Has anyone heard any more on this most recient Valero incident? 

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