“Chevron Corp. spilled between three and five tons of molten sulfur from a pipeline in Pascagoula, Miss."

Bay Biz Buzz
Monday, October 26, 2009

 

San Ramon-based Chevron Corp. spilled between three and five tons of molten sulfur from a pipeline in Pascagoula, Miss., while transferring the sulfur to a barge, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. An equipment failure occurred while preparing "the line to transfer the product to a barge" according to a report filed with the agency. Steve Renfroe, a spokesman for Chevron's Pascagoula refinery, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment. The plant has a capacity of 330,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.


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