Tesoro reports fire knocked out at Wilmington refinery

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 28
-- A fire that errupted early Sept. 28 in the coking unit of Tesoro Corp.’s 100,000-b/cd Wilmington, Calif., refinery, has been extinguished, the San Antonio-based company reported.

No injuries have been reported, Tesoro said, adding that the cause of this incident is under investigation and the amount of damage to the affected unit is unknown at this time.

“Other units at the refinery are currently operating but at reduced rates,” the company said.

Tesoro acquired the refinery from Shell Oil Products US in early 2007 (OGJ Online, Jan. 29, 2007).

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