Petrochemicals manufacturing

Flames and smoke rise after a fire started at an Exxon Mobil facility, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 5:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area. The fire began after an explosion at approximately 11:07 a.m. at an Exxon Mobil...
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July 08, 2019 - 5:37 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An association representing oil refineries launched a television ad in four swing states Monday criticizing President Donald Trump's moves to expand the use of ethanol in gasoline. The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers' 30-second spot will run statewide through July...
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June 25, 2019 - 12:10 pm
MADRID (AP) — A fire at a petrochemical plant in southern Spain has sent a massive plume of black smoke near Gibraltar. The blaze broke out Tuesday at an industrial zone near Algeciras. The Andalusian emergency service said on Twitter that the plant owner, Indorama Ventures, says there have been no...
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June 07, 2019 - 11:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions that target its largest petrochemical company for providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Treasury Department says the sanctions will apply to the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company and 39 of...
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June 03, 2019 - 5:55 am
MADRID (AP) — British petrochemicals maker Ineos is investing $2 billion to build three plants in Saudi Arabia, as western companies appear to be shedding their reluctance to do business with the kingdom following the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Turkey...
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April 03, 2019 - 2:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 1 about $21 million jury verdict against Chevron, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a tire factory where two men worked with the solvent benzene was owned by Unocal, later purchased by Chevron. Unocal did not own the tire factory. A corrected...
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A plume of smoke rises over the site of a fire at the KMCO plant Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Crosby, northeast of Houston, Texas. A tank holding a flammable chemical caught fire at the Texas plant Tuesday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed fatality in a tweet and said injured ones had been taken by helicopter to a hospital. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 7:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston-area chemical plant (all times local): 5:55 p.m. The CEO of a company whose plant caught fire in Texas says investigators are still determining the cause. John Foley, president and CEO of KMCO, said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon his company...
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The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 24, 2019 - 2:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An emergency dike has been repaired and a fire-damaged petrochemical tank stabilized during cleanup of leaking oil products that closed part of the Houston Ship Channel, the operator of the complex said Sunday. Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a March 17 fire at...
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In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 photo, shows smoke rising from a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company near the Deer Park School District's Abshire Stadium in Deer Park, Texas. Officials have lifted an order to remain indoors after several readings showed that the air quality had improved near a scorched petrochemical storage facility in suburban Houston. City officials in Deer Park lifted the order Thursday and reopened roads around the Intercontinental Terminals Company. But residents living near ITC say they're skeptical of what public officials are telling them. (Jeffrey Fountain via AP)
March 22, 2019 - 4:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Potentially hazardous chemicals spilled Friday from a Texas plant where crews were still trying to clean up after a dayslong fire, forcing the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and prolonging the fears of residents who have worried about their health for almost a week...
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Charlie Tamez and his wife, Dalia Tamez, finish their lunch at Ken's Restaurant, 1122 Center St., as the chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 20, 2019 - 8:47 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss. Intercontinental...
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