Tag: fire

Pemex still searching for missing workers

Mexico’s state-run oil company continues to search for three missing workers from a platform fireball that killed four others, while beginning to restore production at the damaged Gulf of Mexico facility, officials said Sunday  More »

Mexico’s Pemex: 3 workers still missing after platform blaze

Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it became aware of the missing workers when it recounted personnel after Wednesday’s fire on the Abkatun-A Permanente shallow-water platform in the Campeche Sound.  More »

Pemex platform fire kills four workers, injures 16

A fire at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers, injured 16 and forced the evacuation of 300, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Wednesday.  More »

Train carrying crude oil derails in Canada

The derailment involved 10 train cars — some of which caught fire and entered the Mattagami River System, police said  More »

Fire out after BP Whiting refinery explosion

An explosion and fire occurred late Wednesday at BP’s biggest U.S. refinery in Whiting, Indiana, but appears to have left no serious injuries.  More »

One killed in Pemex refinery fire

At least four accidents have occurred at the Ciudad Madero refinery this year, including a fire at a storage tank on July 22 that injured nine Pemex workers.  More »

India pipeline blast kills 15 people, guts houses (video)

A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, authorities said.  More »

Japan oil tanker explodes off coast; 1 missing

A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country’s southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said.  More »

Oil-train wreck heightens fire chiefs’ concerns

Emergency officials say an oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia underscores the fact that many departments don’t have the resources to deal with such an accident along a busy route for hauling oil.  More »

Authorities assessing spill size at site of oil train fire (photos)

Several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed in downtown and caught fire along the James River in Lynchburg, Va., leading to the evacuation of nearby buildings, but no injuries, city officials said.  More »

Small fire burns at Wyoming gas plant after blast

A small fire burned at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant Monday, five days after an explosion forced the evacuation of a nearby town and shut down the facility.  More »

One gas well sealed after fatal blast in Pennsylvania

The well caught fire Feb. 11.  More »

Gas well fire in Pa. out; worker still missing (video)

A natural gas well fire that injured one worker and left another unaccounted for has gone out, company officials said.  More »

Gas line blast injures two, destroys homes

The 30-inch pipeline, which was about 20 feet underground, is owned by Columbia Gulf Transmission. It brought fresh fears to some residents who are opposing a nearby pipeline project by Williams Co.  More »

Cameron worker missing at site of burning well

State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron monitored a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well, where a worker employed by Houston-based Cameron International was missing.  More »
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