BP Releases Statement on Whiting Refinery Incident
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.”