Wednesday, 23 March 2005

Blast hits BP Texas City refinery

Gasoline futures jump to record high on supply fears (posted because of the 23s)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A huge blast ripped through part of BP's sprawling petroleum refinery in Texas City, Texas, Wednesday, killing and injuring several workers, the company said....

While it was still too early to know what caused the blast, terrorism was not a prime suspect, BP said.

Company officials confirmed several workers had been killed and injured, but they did not know how many, adding that they were still trying to account for all the workers near the blast site. The plant employs about 1,800 people.

The Houston Chronicle reported on its Web site that four people had been killed by the explosion and 23 hospitalized with injuries, some of them critical, at nearby medical centers...
(someone just made a fortune at the expense of tragedy)

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