Fire hits crude unit at Holly refinery

Fire broke out Jan. 17 in the crude unit at Holly Corp.’s 100,000-b/sd Navajo Refinery at Artesia, NM.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 18
-- Fire broke out Jan. 17 in the crude unit at Holly Corp.’s 100,000-b/sd Navajo Refinery at Artesia, NM. There were no injuries.

Refinery fire-fighters extinguished the fire in about 1 hr.

The company said an initial investigation indicated failure of a pump seal. It said damage seemed to be “minimal.”

The crude unit was to be shut down the week of Jan. 18 for 3 weeks for a scheduled turn-around. Holly expected to complete repairs during that period.

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