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US federal prosecutors sue ExxonMobil for more information on refinery explosion 08 May 2017

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against ExxonMobil seeking answers to questions raised by the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) in its final report into the 2015 explosion at its Torrance oil refinery in Southern California. The CSB report, published on May 3, said Exxon had failed to respond adequately to a number of its requests for information....

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CSB final report into 2015 California refinery blast blames gaps in ExxonMobil’s process safety management 04 May 2017

A 2015 explosion at the Torrance oil refinery in suburban Los Angeles injured four workers and threatened to release a toxic cloud endangering 150,000 nearby residents, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) said in its final report on the incident issued on May 3. The 73-page report identified technical issues that led to the blast and indicated that safety issues remain on the site....

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Four critically injured in fire at ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Refinery 23 November 2016

Four people were in critical condition after a fire at the ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on November 22, a local hospital said. The fire broke out at an alyklation unit, which produces high-octane gasoline components, as five people prepared to restart it following repair work, sources familiar with the plant’s operations told Reuters....

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ExxonMobil to pay further $12 million in Montana oil spill settlement 23 September 2016

US oil major ExxonMobil has agreed to pay $12 million to the state of Montana and the US government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline break in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on September 21....

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French refineries close over labour law strikes 24 May 2016

A strike over new labour laws has spread to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union said on May 23, in an escalating dispute with the government. An estimated 20% of petrol stations across the country have either run dry or are low on supplies, but motorists’ groups say the number affected is in reality much higher....

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Study says Torrance refinery explosion cost California drivers $2.4 billion. 05 May 2016

The February 2015 explosion that closed the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California, cost drivers in the state at least $2.4 billion in higher fuel prices over the following six months, according to a study by the RAND think tank reported by the Daily Breeze....

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Authorities approve restart of ExxonMobil refinery in California 04 April 2016

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) board has authorised a restart of the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance near Los Angeles that was shut after a February 2015 explosion that damaged part of the plant. The board’s final vote, after many hours of public testimony, was three to two in favour....

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Oil giants could face massive claims after New York attorney general probes Exxon Mobil on climate change 10 November 2015

An old statute that gives New York state prosecutors unusually broad authority to prosecute securities fraud could prove a powerful weapon as Attorney General Eric Schneiderman probes Exxon Mobil Corp over whether the oil firm mislead the public and shareholders about the perils of climate change....

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CSB says explosion at California refinery could have been "catastrophic" 02 October 2015

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB), the federal agency charged with investigating the February 18 explosion and fire at ExxonMobil's Torrance refinery, has said the incident could have had far more serious consequences than the four workers who were injured. A piece of equipment weighing 36 tonnes was thrown more than 30 metres in the blast, landing close to a tank of hydrofluoric acid. ...

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ExxonMobil fined $566,600 by OSHA after blast at Torrance refinery 13 August 2015

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued 19 citations to ExxonMobil Refinery Supply Co. over an explosion at the company’s refinery in Torrance, California, that injured four workers. Cal/OSHA said 18 of the 19 citations stemming from the February 18 blast are classified as serious because they could have caused death or serious injury and is proposing penalties totalling $566,600....