Pascagoula Refinery Fire Under Control
PASCAGOULA, Miss., Aug. 16, 2007 -- Emergency response teams have contained a fire that broke out in a crude unit at the Chevron refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, at approximately 2:15 p.m. CDT today.
All Chevron employees and contractors have been safely accounted for and there were no injuries. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is on site and the appropriate agencies and local community have been notified.
Chevron's primary concern is to ensure the safety of its employees and the surrounding community. The cause of the fire is under investigation. As soon as there are further details, they will be made available.
The Pascagoula Refinery is Chevron's largest wholly owned petroleum refinery, processing an average of 330,000 barrels of crude oil per day and producing a variety of transportation fuels and other refined products.
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. We have approximately 58,000 employees, and our subsidiaries conduct business in more than 180 countries. We operate across the entire energy spectrum - producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing and distributing fuels and other energy products and services; manufacturing and selling petrochemical products; generating power; and developing and commercializing the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif.
More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.
Updated: August 2007