Fire/Explosion Protection

Refinery Explosion Injures Many

By Chemical Processing Staff

Apr 26, 2018

An explosion at Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisc., sends several employees to area hospitals. No fatalities have been reported so far. The cause of the explosion, which happened April 26 at 10 a.m. CT, was a tank containing crude oil or asphalt.

The Calgary-Alberta-based Husky Energy refinery bought the refinery from Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners last year for over $490 million. It’s Wisconsin’s only refinery, and it produces gasoline, asphalt and other products.

According to a story in The Washington Post, The refinery, which dates back to the early 1950s, has a processing capacity of around 50,000 barrels per day and a storage capacity of 3.6 million barrels of crude and products. It processes both heavy crude from the Canadian tar sands in Alberta and lighter North Dakota Bakken crude.

Read the entire Washington Post article.