Explosion Rocks Valero's Meraux, Louisiana Refinery

Reuters, April 10, 2020

An early morning explosion rocked Valero Energy Corp’s 125,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Meraux, Louisiana, refinery on the east side of New Orleans, a New Orleans television station reported. One person may have been injured in the fire, WWL-TV in New Orleans reported, quoting a local fire chief. Firefighters from St. Bernard Parish were with the Valero’s refinery fire department in battling the blaze.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Jane Merriman)

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