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Fire at Phillips 66 refinery injures two

02 April 2024

Two employees were injured after a fire broke out at a Phillips 66 refinery in Texas, US on 1 April. The incident happened at the company’s Borger, Texas refinery after a blaze started at around 11:20 local time.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

In a statement, Phillips 66 said the refinery continues to operate and that there was no need to halt operations. The two employees who were injured were transported to hospital for treatment but are expected to make a full recovery.

Phillips 66 said an investigation into the incident would begin immediately to determine the circumstances around the incident.

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle, approximately 50 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization, and delayed coking units. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, as well as fuel-grade petroleum coke, NGL and solvents. Refined petroleum products are distributed to customers in West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and the Midcontinent region by company-owned and common carrier pipelines.

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