PortandTerminal.com, February 12, 2020
BATON ROUGE, LA – Unfortunately, it seems as if you can almost set your watch by refinery fires they happen so frequently.
Officials said that a massive fire started at the ExxonMobil facility in Baton Rouge just before midnight Tuesday. The refinery, the fifth-largest in the nation, is located near the Mississippi River and produces gasoline, jet fuel and diesel while its chemical plant makes paint, adhesives, plastic milk jugs and other common items. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the fire.
This latest fire in Baton Rouge falls on the heels of another fire at an ethylene-to-butene processing facility in Baytown, Texas that happened over the weekend.
ExxonMobil is the largest manufacturing employer in Louisiana. The company said the refinery has more than 3,000 workers and contractors. There were no reported injuries in the Baton Rouge fire last night.
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