Energy & Environment

Oil spill contained at Marathon Petroleum Refinery in Texas City

The spill caused the closure of a nearby road. There have been no reported injuries.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation Galveston Bay refinery at night. Texas City, Texas
Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s Galveston Bay refinery in Texas City at night.

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Cleanup is underway after crude oil was released from a storage tank at Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery on Wednesday, according to a statement from the company.

The oil, which caused the closure of nearby road, was contained on-site. There have been no reported injuries, according to Jamal Kheiry, a Marathon Petroleum spokesperson.

“The refinery has deployed air monitoring in the community as a precaution, and there is no indication of risk to the community,” Kheiry wrote. “Cleanup is under way, and regulatory notifications have been made.”

Kheiry added that an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the release.

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