Originally Posted by Bronco_Beerslug
Conoco, Oct '78. We had Boilermakers on the job when it blew. 3 plant workers were killed and about 15 injured.
When that refinery had blast off it was early in the morning. I remember opening my eyes and seeing the walls of the house concuss like someone had sucked in the perimeters and then blew them out. Not knowing what was going on my first thoughts were - Rocky Flats, we're dead!
U.S Refineries have been increasing output without asset improvement and pushing out maintenance schedules as cost saving measures as standard operating over the last ten years or so. Talk to the Wall Street Anaylsts who advice on what they perceive is required to keep a benevolent attitude towards the stock price.