Oil company Marathon Petroleum confirmed today that it responded to an “incident” at its 86,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Texas City refinery, a news report said
There were unconfirmed social media reports of a blast at one of the three refineries in Texas City, Galveston County, in the southern state of Texas.
Marathon did not confirm if there was an explosion at the refinery or if any units were involved.
A company spokesperson told Reuters: “There were no injuries and no off-site impact, and local emergency responders were notified as a precaution.”
A Texas City Emergency Management was cited as saying: “This was an isolated incident inside the Marathon Refinery. There is no threat to the outside community or to anyone inside the refinery. There is no need for any shelter in place.”
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