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BP Releases Statement on Whiting Refinery Incident

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By: Lakeshore Staff

August 28, 2014 — BP spokesperson Scott Dean released a statement around 2 a.m. about an explosion in Whiting, Ind.

“At approximately 9:00 p.m. the Whiting refinery experienced an operational incident on a process unit on the north end of the refinery.

The refinery’s in-house fire department responded to the incident and the fire was extinguished at 10:55 p.m.

Refinery operations were minimally impacted as a result of the incident and the refinery continues to produce products for customers.

One refinery employee was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, but was later released.”

 

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