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Loose Valve Caused ExxonMobil Refinery Fire

An internal report from ExxonMobil showed that the Baton Rouge, LA refinery fire on Feb. 11 “was caused by air getting into a line containing hydrocarbon material in a pipe rack and igniting,” WAFB reports. That resulting fire caused the pipe to leak and then affected other lines nearby.

“ExxonMobil says it will ensure the valves associated with the air getting into the line are locked in a closed position to prevent it from happening again.”

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