MOSCOW (MRC) -- U.S. crews extinguished a fire on Tuesday at Phillips 66's 149,000-barrel-per-day joint-venture refinery in Borger, Texas, and six people were treated for injuries, Reuters said.
Local media reported earlier that the fire had occurred in the storage tank farm at the Borger complex, shutting a state highway near the refinery. All workers at the refinery were accounted for, and the cause of the incident is being investigated, a company spokesperson said.
The company said the fire began at 10:15 am CST, and six individuals were transported to area hospitals for medical attention. “All appropriate regulatory notifications were made, and Phillips 66 is working closely with state and local officials on the response,” the company said in a statement.
According to the company’s website, the Borger Refinery, located in the Texas panhandle about 50 miles northeast of Amarillo, is owned by a joint venture between Phillips 66 and Cenovus Energy and is operated by Phillips 66.
The refinery processes primarily medium sour crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) delivered through pipelines from West Texas, the Texas Panhandle and Canada. Borger has a gross NGL fractionation capacity of 22,500 bbl/day. Borger has two fluid catalytic cracking units, alkylation, delayed coking, hydrodesulphurisation and naphtha reforming.
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