Fire in Total facility at Port Arthur-no injuries

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A fire has been reported at the Total Petrochemicals facility in Port Arthur, Texas. Fortunately no injuries have been reported. Company spokeswoman Pat Avery says the fire  involved a heavy oil line between a crude unit and a tank farm. She says company firefighters had contained the blaze, which was “95 percent out” by mid morning.

There were reports of a power outage and a maintenance shutdown too, although it is unclear if these events are in any way correlated to the fire.

The 232,000 barrel-per-day plant is has a petrochemical plant and also a 174,000-bpd refinery.

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