Thursday, February 21, 2008

Explosion at propylene splitter unit in Texas oil refinery

A massive explosion at ALON USA oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas, injured four workers and shook buildings miles away. The cause of the explosion that occurred in the area around the propylene splitter unit is to be determined. Fire caused by the blast was under control but still burning on Monday afternoon, causing a time lag in investigation of the cause of the explosion.

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