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Mississippi Floodway might open for third time in history

Because of the alarming rising levels seen on Mississippi River, Bloomberg informs that the Morganza Floodway may be opened for the third time in the history, increasing the possibilities of flooding a large part of rural Louisiana and affecting refineries in the region.

Storage tanks at Deer Park Complex catch fire

Six petrochemical storage tanks caught fire at the International Terminal Co. storage farm at Houston’s sprawling Deer Park refining complex, on March 17. The fire spread quickly, and managed to affect a total of seven filled. These tanks include gasoline, xylene, naphtha and lubricant base oil. All employees are accounted for, and no injuries have been reported.

Explosion reported at Irving Oil’s New Brunswick refinery

Irving Oil confirmed that a ‘major incident’ took place at Canada’s largest refinery, after an explosion was reported at the facility. The refinery’s workers have all been accounted for, and the site of the incident is now isolated and contained. The company has started planning to have its turnaround team back on site. 

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