Incidents At Citgo’s Corpus Christi Refinery
Citgo’s Corpus Christi, Texas refinery was built in the 1930s. Citgo is an American subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of Venezuela. There have been a number of personal injury accidents at the plant.
On July 19, 2009, there was an explosion at the Citgo refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. Hydrocarbons and hydrogen fluoride were suddenly released from the refinery’s HF alkylation unit, igniting and leading to a fire that burned for several days. Several workers were injured. The Chemical Safety Board issued numerous urgent safety recommendations as a result of the accident.
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