BP Texas Refinery Had Equipment Failure, Galveston News Says

BP Plc’s Texas City, Texas, refinery had a piece of equipment fail yesterday as workers were performing maintenance on a sour water compressor, according to an article in the Galveston County Daily News.

The equipment failure may have caused a leak of hydrogen sulfide, the newspaper said, citing Michael Marr, a BP spokesman and Bruce Clawson, director of homeland security for Texas City.

The sour water compressor is associated with the refinery’s Power 2 unit, the newspaper said, citing the company spokesman. There was a brief “shelter-in-place” within the refinery for areas downwind of the leak, the newspaper reported, citing Marr.

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