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Oil refinery explosion in Texas

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ccraker, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. ccraker

    ccraker Guest

  2. Thank god for President's Day. Sounds like most people were off.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

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  4. ccraker

    ccraker Guest

    Our photogs and reporters are en route, but I found this photo on the bi-weekly paper's web site in Big Spring, the site of the refinery:


    This refinery sits right on the freeway, so I am curious to know if it did any damage to I-20. Also, a junior college is just on the other side of the freeway.
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  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I wish I didn't have to work on President's Day too.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Man. Whenever I drive past a big refinery area like that, I wonder why this doesn't happen more often, though.
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    First off, it's my hope that there are no serious injuries.

    My next immediate thought is, 'OK, now what's gas going up to?'

    We had a nice eight-cent jump the other day in the wake of the Venezuelan boycott here.
  8. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    My thoughts exactly.
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Shoot, I thought for a second it was cold-hearted to consider the price of gas ... but I haven't fueled up in a while and it's time.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I think the oil execs have a big TPIR-style wheel with different amounts on it. After news like this breaks, they spin the wheel and raise prices accordingly.
  11. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    That is an incredible picture.

    Thoughts are with anyone involved.
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    You'd be surprised just how often it DOES happen, especially in areas like Texas City and Pasadena.
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