Comments from Doug Burdick, Vice President – Refining
“We are so appreciative of efforts of all who responded to the fire at Ergon – West Virginia Saturday night and thankful we can report there were no injuries. In addition to the Ergon employees who helped fight the fire, I would like to thank all the fire departments that came to our assistance and those that were on standby. Also responding were the Office of Emergency Management, the Hancock County 911 Communications Center, Weirton Salvation Army and many members of local law enforcement and ambulance companies. All of us at Ergon are incredibly thankful to be part of this community and we appreciate your outpouring of support.”
“Ergon’s primary concern is the safety of our employees and our neighbors. An investigation team with both Ergon and independent representatives has been assembled. We are taking this process slowly and being very methodical. We want a safe startup and will always consider safety over production.”
“The fire was in the Unifiner process, which is one of the units involved in making gasoline. We are currently taking deliberate steps to ensure a safe restart of all areas of the plant except the Unifiner.”
Ergon will provide updates regarding this situation on ergon.com.
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