In which country did the explosion and fires at the Texaco Refinery Milford Haven occur on 24th July 1994?

In which country did the explosion and fires at the Texaco Refinery Milford Haven occur on 24th July 1994?

UK
Texaco Refinery, Milford Haven, UK, 24 July 1994 20 tonnes of a mixture of hydrocarbon liquid and vapour were released, ignited and subsequently exploded. This caused a major hydrocarbon fire at the flare drum outlet and a number of secondary fires.

What is the prime cause of the explosion and fires at the Texaco Refinery Milford Haven occurred on 24th July 1994?

The explosion was caused by flammable hydrocarbon liquid being continuously pumped into a process vessel that, due to a valve malfunction, had its outlet closed. This caused a major hydrocarbon fire at the flare drum outlet itself and a number of secondary fires.

Is there an oil refinery at Milford Haven?

Milford Haven Refinery is situated on a 1200-acre site near Milford Haven. In the same year (1981) Murco (a subsidiary of Murphy Oil) purchased a 30% share of the refinery. Since then further units have been added, notably a naptha isomerisation unit and a hydrodesulphurisation unit.

How many refineries are there in Pembrokeshire?

By the turn of the millennium, two refineries remained in Pembrokeshire – Valero took over the Texaco site in 2011, but there were growing doubts over the future of the former Amoco refinery, renamed Murco.

When did Texaco shutdown?

Texaco

Formerly The Texas Company (1902–1959) Texaco (1959–2001) ChevronTexaco (2001–2005)
Fate Acquired by Chevron Corporation in October 2001, changed to “ChevronTexaco” until 2005, when it became a brand of it
Headquarters San Ramon, California , U.S.
Number of locations 2,000+ (2006)
Area served Worldwide

When was Pembroke refinery built?

1964
Opened in 1964, Pembroke is one of the largest, most complex refineries in Western Europe.

What does Valero do?

Valero is the largest global independent petroleum refiner, and an international distributor and marketer of transportation fuels.

Who bought out Texaco?

The Chevron Corporation
The Chevron Corporation agreed yesterday to acquire Texaco Inc. for about $36 billion in stock, creating the world’s fourth-largest oil concern.

When did the Cleddau bridge collapse?

2 June 1970
It was a hot summer’s day on 2 June 1970 when disaster struck a tiny west Wales village. Pembroke Ferry, in Pembrokeshire, lay directly under the Cleddau Bridge that was being built. However part of the construction gave way as it was being edged out and a 150-tonne section crashed down towards the village below.