PENNZOIL REFINERY EXPLOSION SHUTS FACILITY : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread (OPIS Y2K Alerts) 2000-01-19 10:11:34 EST ***PENNZOIL REFINERY EXPLOSION SHUTS FACILITY An explosion Tuesday night at Pennzoil's Shreveport, LA refinery complex has forced closure of the facility. One person was critically injured in the blast, out of 35 people who were said to be on site at the time of the accident. Reports are that the 50,000 b/d facility will remain down for an indefinite period of time. The fire was brought under control in about two hours. The product involved in the accident reportedly was naphtha. The facility, which Pennzoil recently said was being "shopped around," has attracted interest from several suitors, with Louisiana based Calumet reportedly interested in purchasing the facility. Calumet operates facilities in Cotton Valley and Princeton, LA. Pennzoil officials did not return calls as of presstime. Diane T. Miller ---

-- Barb B (, January 19, 2000

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