NEWELL, WV —As the result of a significant fire at Ergon – West Virginia Inc. (EWV) on Saturday, May 29, 2021, the Newell, West Virginia, refinery has declared an event of force majeure. Assessment of the damage is ongoing. Management will share updates as they are available on ergon.com.
Product inventories, which were already at critically low levels due to a recent planned turnaround and subsequent delayed startup, are depleted. Products impacted include paraffinic process oils, waxes, and fuels. Ergon’s naphthenic refinery was not affected.
“First and foremost, we are thankful that everyone is safe and there were no injuries to any of our employees, first responders or firefighters from nearby communities,” commented Chris Marquette, Senior Vice President of Ergon’s Petroleum Specialties Marketing Division. “We take tremendous pride in the quality products and excellent service we have provided our loyal customers for more than 40 years. While this event was unavoidable, we regret any inconvenience and are committed to making the necessary repairs, bringing the refinery back online, and resuming supply for our customers as soon as possible.”
About Ergon: Ergon is a group of privately held companies that operate under six primary business segments: Refining & Marketing, Specialty Chemicals, Asphalt & Emulsions, Oil & Gas, Midstream & Logistics, and Construction & Real Estate.
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