Posted on · Air quality near the Galveston Bay facility is being monitored in the aftermath of the fire, which started at about 9:30 a.m. Monday and had been extinguished by 2 p.m.
Posted on · Reduced U.S. and European refining capacity, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and even Chinese export limits are all combining to send prices at the pump far higher than they were the last time crude oil traded in the $100-a-barrel range.
Posted on · An environmental nonprofit has released an analysis of first-of-its-kind air monitoring data that shows benzene levels at 10 U.S. petroleum refineries exceeded limits established in an Obama-era environmental regulation. Six are in Texas.
Posted on · The storm took as big a toll on the workers needed to run the refineries as it did on the machinery or buildings.
Posted on · After vowing six months ago to reach a consensus on a plan to protect the Houston Ship Channel's oil refineries and chemical plants from a direct-hit hurricane, the region's scientists said Wednesday they aren't there yet — and won't be until next year at the earliest.
Posted on · A worker was injured Saturday morning when an explosion at the Pasadena Refining Systems Inc. plant started a fire, sending smoke plumes into the Pasadena air. A portion of the Houston Ship Channel was closed briefly while the Coast Guard investigated for any potential chemical releases. According to the EPA, the plant owned by Petrobras, […]
Posted on · The nation's top environmental regulator will visit Manchester Thursday morning. The neighborhood is often cited as one of the most "at risk" from industrial pollution.
Posted on · San Antonio-based oil company Valero has asked Houston City Council to effectively de-annex its refinery in the Manchester neighborhood in the East End. That has triggered some angry responses from residents.
Posted on · People who live near refineries call for tougher, federal rules to curb air pollution.