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Hurricane Season Sign With Stormy Background

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It only takes one hurricane to devastate an area. Therefore, having a strong support system ready when needed this hurricane season is key to safety and recovery. Read more

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The explosion shut a natural gas pipeline operated by Canadian energy firm Enbridge Inc. Read more

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TCEQ dispatched emergency staff at approximately 11:30 a.m. to the ExxonMobil fire in Baytown. TCEQ personnel are currently conducting handheld air monitoring. Read more

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Police said the situation is being handled internally. Read more

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Tropical Storm Barry took form in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and headed toward an already water-logged New Orleans, where it was forecast to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2019 season by late Friday or early Saturday. Read more

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The Philadelphia refinery ravaged by a massive fire two weeks ago has begun offering to sell off its stocks of oil and some equipment, according to four people familiar with the matter. Read more

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Philadelphia Energy Solutions will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Firefighters are battling a massive fire at Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ refinery in Philadelphia that has resulted in several explosions but caused no significant injuries, the company said on Friday. Read more

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The damaged gas line is in the middle of a densely populated residential area in about the 5300 block of Avenue M. Read more

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US Ecology is a leading North American provider of environmental services, with a strong and growing presence in the Gulf Coast region due to recent acquisitions of ES&H of Dallas LLC and Ecoserv Industrial Disposal. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The City of Seabrook reported that the Houston Ship Channel is fully open after two barges involved in a collision with a tanker last week has been removed. Read more

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At approximately 11:45 AM during the deconstruction of tank 80-15, a small flash fire developed.  There was visible smoke in the impacted tank farm; however, the pre-staged firefighting crews extinguished the fire very quickly. Read more

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HF is a highly toxic chemical that can seriously injure or cause death at a concentration of 30 parts per million (PPM), which is used in about fifty of the U.S.’s approximately 150 refineries, as well as many other industries. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is joining with occupational safety organizations for the 6th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, May 6-10, 2019. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

A fire that broke out at the KMCO LLC facility in Crosby, Texas, has resulted in the death of one individual and two other people being flown to a nearby hospital by helicopter Tuesday. Read more

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One of the biggest factors that can hinder the progress of any workforce is having an inadequate fire prevention system. The oil and gas industry has seen its fair share of fires throughout the years, which have made a significant impact on costs. Read more

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A wall surrounding the damaged tank farm at the chemical storage facility breached, increasing the risk that airborne and liquid toxins will be released from the site. Read more

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Residents of a Houston-area community were told to remain indoors and schools were closed on Thursday after a petrochemical plant fire that burned for days released high levels of volatile organic compounds into the air. Read more

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As of 3:00 am today, the firefighting crews on the scene of the ITC Tank Farm Fire are reporting that all tank fires have been extinguished. Read more

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