BP Revised Intro

BP Revised Intro - Texas City Refinery (BP) Explosion...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Texas City Refinery (BP) Explosion Sometime during the middle of March 2006, it was discover that BP was responsible for one of the largest oil accident on record; poorly maintained and rotting pipes sent several hundred thousand gallons of crude oil into the Arctic Ocean. BP’s notoriety for its conduct in causing this accident comes on the heels of bad press for yet another serious “mistake” that occurred just a year before. On March 23, 2005, the BP Texas City Refinery in Texas City, TX suffered a massive explosion. Fifteen people were killed and more than 170 others were injured. Workers were attempting to restart an isomerization unit that had been down for repairs when the blast occurred. The tower overflowed, sending a geyser of gasoline into the air, causing a large vapor cloud. The vapor was then ignited by an unknown source, possibly a vehicle engine, sending a deadly explosion across the third largest refinery in the U.S. The Chemical Safety Board reported significant safety problems at the refinery
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course BCOR 3010 taught by Professor None during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

Page1 / 2

BP Revised Intro - Texas City Refinery (BP) Explosion...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online