Tesoro http://kplu.org en Feds Find Culture Of 'Complacency' At Tesoro Before Deadly Refinery Fire http://kplu.org/post/feds-find-culture-complacency-tesoro-deadly-refinery-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A culture of complacency at </span>Tesoro’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Anacortes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> refinery led to the deadly fireball that claimed the lives of seven workers in 2010, according to federal investigators who've spent almost four years examining the causes.</span></p><p>The equipment that exploded in the early hours of April 2, 2010 had developed leaks that the company knew about. The carbon steel tubing of the equipment had been weakened over time by hydrogen and that had caused cracks.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:34:49 +0000 Ashley Gross 13073 at http://kplu.org Feds Find Culture Of 'Complacency' At Tesoro Before Deadly Refinery Fire Proposed rail-to-ship crude oil terminal biggest yet in region http://kplu.org/post/proposed-rail-ship-crude-oil-terminal-biggest-yet-region <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oil refiner </span>Tesoro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and a terminal operating company named Savage detailed plans Thursday for the biggest crude oil shipping terminal to be proposed in the Northwest. &nbsp;</span></p><p>The proposed terminal, which would be located on the Columbia River at the Port of Vancouver in Washington, would receive crude by rail from oil fields in North Dakota and the like. The oil would then be transferred onto oceangoing tankers for delivery to West Coast refineries.</p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:57:35 +0000 Tom Banse 9194 at http://kplu.org Proposed rail-to-ship crude oil terminal biggest yet in region Oil spill scare off coast of Port Angeles shows readiness pays http://kplu.org/post/oil-spill-scare-coast-port-angeles-shows-readiness-pays <p>A small oil spill this week in Port Angeles turned out to be a lot less severe than originally feared.&nbsp; Clean-up crews are still working to get sticky residue out of the the harbor. But the incident shows how preparedness can pay off.</p><p>Washington state put laws in place six years ago that did just what they were intended to do early Wednesday morning, according to the Department of Ecology.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 20:03:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7072 at http://kplu.org Oil spill scare off coast of Port Angeles shows readiness pays Suit filed over deaths at Tesoro Refinery http://kplu.org/post/suit-filed-over-deaths-tesoro-refinery <p>The families of six Tesoro&nbsp;Corporation refinery workers killed in an explosion at an&nbsp;Anacortes&nbsp;site last April have filed a wrongful-death suit against the company Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p><i>The Seattle Times'</i> Jim Brunner reports the suit alleges Tesoro was negligent in addressing the conditions that resulted in the blast, which killed seven people. In addition to the six families, a contractor injured in the explosion has also joined the suit.</p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 02:05:18 +0000 KPLU News Staff 758 at http://kplu.org Suit filed over deaths at Tesoro Refinery