Fire at El Dorado refinery leaves six injured

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Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 5:15 PM CST
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A fire at a Delex refinery in El Dorado has left six employees injured. The incident occurred on Feb. 27, 2021.

An update on the fire can be found below.

The following is from Delek US Holdings, Inc.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier today, a fire occurred at the Penex unit of our refinery in El Dorado, Arkansas. Our on-site emergency response team, with the assistance of the El Dorado Fire Department, extinguished the fire. We immediately began to monitor the air quality within the refinery and the community and have detected no adverse impacts.

We have accounted for all personnel, and we are deeply saddened that six Delek employees are receiving medical treatment this evening. Delek’s top priority is the safety of our employees, contractors, and neighbors. Our hearts and prayers go out to them and their families during this difficult time. We are committed to supporting these individuals.

The facility was in the process of undergoing turnaround activity, so there are no operational impacts to Delek US or Delek Logistics.

All of our facilities have rigorous, well-documented safety controls. Safety is one of our Core Values. A full investigation will be launched as soon as possible.

Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, asphalt, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing. The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.

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