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  • CVR Refining Provides Update Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident
    édité le 31/07/2014

CVR Refining Provides Update Regarding Coffeyville Refinery Incident
CVR Refining, LP announced that it has begun its investigation into the cause of a fire that occurred yesterday, July 29, at approximately 12:30 a.m. in an isomerization unit at its Coffeyville refinery. Four employees were injured and remain hospitalized. The identities and conditions of those injured have not been released.

“On behalf of our company, I would like to express our deepest concern for our injured colleagues,” said Jack Lipinski, CVR Refining’s chief executive officer. “We are currently providing support and assistance to these employees and their families.

“We are fully cooperating with OSHA and are conducting a thorough investigation to determine what happened,” he said. “We plan to identify any steps that might be taken to avoid a similar incident in the future as we remain steadfast in our commitment to safety.”

The refinery was shut down subsequent to the fire and remains down at this time.

CVR Refining will provide updates as information becomes available.

About CVR Refining, LP

Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Refining, LP is an independent downstream energy limited partnership that owns refining and related logistics assets in the Midcontinent United States. CVR Refining’s subsidiaries operate a complex full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery with a rated capacity of 115,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd) in Coffeyville, Kan., and a medium complexity crude oil refinery with a rated capacity of 70,000 bpcd in Wynnewood, Okla. CVR Refining’s subsidiaries also operate supporting logistics assets including approximately 336 miles of owned and leased pipelines, more than 150 crude oil transports, a network of strategically located crude oil gathering tank farms, and more than six million barrels of owned and leased crude oil storage capacity.

See the site of Coffeyville refinery

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