Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

Andeavor’s Anacortes plant on Thursday joined a list of oil refineries in Washington state forced to shut or curb operations after natural gas supply to the facilities was disrupted by a pipeline fire in Canada on Tuesday. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

Irving Oil

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Irving Oil Corp shut its Saint John refinery in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on Monday morning after an explosion and a major fire that followed, with photos showing flames and smoke billowing from the complex. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

Authorities say a gas explosion in western Pennsylvania has spurred evacuations, but no injuries have been reported. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

Timing is everything when it comes to a scheduled plant outage. But sometimes even the best plans are derailed when a piece of water treatment equipment fails. That’s what happened at a Midwest refinery, when its conventional clarification system... more

Maintenance & Reliability

BIC Alliance member companies' varied offerings can bring you sustainability and peace of mind in hurricane preparation and response. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

If you plan to use the shelter on site for longer than 6 months or keep it for life-long use, purchasing the unit may be a better option. Purchasing may also be more beneficial if you plan to frequently transport the unit to different sites or need.. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

New EIA data series indicate that total electricity sales in Puerto Rico have returned to pre-Hurricane Maria levels as of April and May 2018 after the longest blackout in U.S. history. more

Power Generation

Authorities on Thursday morning were investigating what caused a fire and a series of natural gas pipeline explosions on Wednesday in Midland County, Texas, which sent seven people to the hospital and shut down five lines before being extinguished la more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

The newest training prop in the hazardous materials training area at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field not only provides shelter from the ever-changing Texas weather, but it also allows more students to practice and test their skills during training. more


Industrial Rescue Fire Training Field held its Grand Opening in Beaumont, TX this week. Take a look at pictures of the facility, staff and others who came out for the opening. more

BIC Attends

The US is the biggest importer of Mexican PTA at 71kt in the first 4 months of 2018. We forecast H2 2018 Mexico PTA exports to be down by typically 110Kt when compared to H2 2017. more


Residents and businesses of Austin County near Bellville were ordered to evacuate after reported explosions occurred at the nearby Western International Gas facility. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined partners across federal, tribal, state, and local governments in preparation for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security


China Daily via REUTERS

A major explosion at a chemical plant in southwestern China has killed 19 people and injured 12. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is analyzing metal shrapnel from an April explosion at a Husky Energy Inc. refinery in Wisconsin that forced the evacuation of thousands of residents as it continues to investigate the cause of the blast. more


Three contract workers were burned by sulfuric acid on Monday in the chemical plant at Exxon Mobil Corp’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refining and petrochemical complex. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The new protocol is intended to ensure emergency response agencies are notified when a facility receives a serious health or environmental violation so they can proactively prevent accidents and prepare to respond when accidents and fires occur. more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Louisiana state police closed Interstate 10 near Duson, west of Lafayette, Thursday afternoon, as emergency crews responded to a fire at a chemical facility. more

Emergency Response & Fire Rescue/Security


Robert King/Duluth News Tribune/ Reuters

Husky Energy and local emergency authorities continue to respond to an ongoing incident at the Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final investigation report into the February 8, 2017, explosion at the Packaging Corporation of America’s (PCA’s) DeRidder, Louisiana, pulp and paper mill. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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