storage tank fire

A boilover type of fire refers to an extremely hazardous situation where an attempt is made to extinguish semi-enclosed oil or petrochemical fueled fire with water. The hazard results due to the difference in density between oil and water.   Boilover is also common in the home as a chip […]


Blaze hits Marathon Texas City refinery storage tank. A fire broke out on Thursday afternoon on a storage tank pump at Marathon Petroleum Corp’s 451,000 barrel per day Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, which was owned by BP Plc. Bruce Clawson, Texas City emergency management coordinator, confirmed there was a blaze and storage […]

Blaze hits Marathon Texas City refinery storage tank

Amuay refinery blast: at the  refinery (in the Venezuela’s largest) spread to a third storage tank as firefighters try to contain flames burning since an Aug. 25 gas explosion killed at least 48 people. Gasoline prices rallied in New York. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said two of the fires at tanks holding naphtha […]

Amuay refinery blast: 48 killed