Fire at naphtha unit of Tesoro Corp’s 120,000 bpd refinery in Washington

The deadliest accident involving production at a US refinery since the BP Texas City explosion in 2005 that killed 15 workers and injured 18s killed 5 and critically injured two at the Tesoro Corp oil company's 120,000 bpd in Washington. The fire started in the highly flammable naphtha unit, which was undergoing maintenance and has cut production to about one-third of capacity. The blaze shut the plant's hydro-processing units while the other units could be shut after a damage assessment. The crude distillation unit continues to run but the plant was only at one-third capacity.
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