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Update on Pasadena Refinery Fire in Houston

Dave Fehling / StateImpact Texas

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A spokesperson for Pasadena Refining System has issued an updated statement today on the fire at their Houston-area refinery Saturday that injured one:

“Pasadena Refining (PRSI) reports that the fire which broke out at approximately 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the coker unit was extinguished a few hours later.

All personell [sic] were accounted for and  the non-essential personnel safely evacuated the facility as a precautionary measure. One minor injury was reported. The employee was evaluated and released after being transferred to a local hospital.

PRSI has responded with the emergency response team and no other process unit at the refinery was impacted by the fire. All units are operating at planned rate without any operational constraints.

PRSI is now investigating the cause of the fire which damaged the coker unit in order to determine what repairs will be necessary, as well as the duration of the outage.

Further information will be available after the investigation is concluded.”

StateImpact Texas will post any updates as we get them.


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