By Dan Molinski 
 

Marathon Petroleum Corp. reported a small fire Monday at its Galveston Bay refining complex in Texas that it said was quickly extinguished.

"Wastewater lift station caught fire, lifting hatches and releasing material to atmosphere," the refinery said in a regulatory filing to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Marathon's 585,000-barrel-a-day Galveston Bay complex is the second-largest refinery in the U.S. after Saudi Aramco's 600,000-barrel-a-day Motiva Port Arthur refinery.

The system was isolated and the fire extinguished, Marathon said in the filing.

The company said the incident resulted in the release of some 50 pounds of benzene emissions over the course of one hour Monday morning.

 

Write to Dan Molinski at dan.molinski@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

August 03, 2020 21:26 ET (01:26 GMT)

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