Marathon Petroleum reported an explosion early Tuesday at its Texas City oil refinery.
The Ohio-based refining giant said no one was injured and surrounding communities weren’t affected. Local emergency responders were notified only as a precaution, Marathon spokesman Chuck Rice said.
He said an investigation into the cause of the explosion is underway.
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Marathon’s Texas City refinery is much smaller than the company’s adjacent Galveston Bay refinery, although the company is planning to eventually combine the into one massive refining complex.
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