Two staff members dead after fire at British Petroleum refinery in U.S. Ohio-Xinhua

Two staff members dead after fire at British Petroleum refinery in U.S. Ohio

Source: Xinhua| 2022-09-22 04:30:00|Editor:

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Two staff members died after being injured in a fire at a British Petroleum (BP) refinery in the U.S. state of Ohio, the company said on Wednesday.

All other staff of the Husky Toledo Refinery in the city of Oregon, just outside Toledo, is accounted for, BP said in a statement.

The fire was extinguished Tuesday night and the refinery was safely shut down and remains offline on Wednesday.

It remains unclear what caused the blaze.

BP said the Husky Toledo refinery "has been a cornerstone of Northwest Ohio's economy for more than 100 years."

The refinery is said to be able to process up to 160,000 barrels of crude oil each day, providing the Midwest with gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, propane, asphalt, and other products.

On a daily basis, the facility can produce 3.8 million gallons of gasoline, 1.3 million gallons of diesel fuel, and 600,000 gallons of jet fuel.

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