In the future, we may be able to rely solely on renewable energy resources, but for now oil and gas are essential to the operations of our country and our state. These fuels are highly flammable and generally quite dangerous if not handled with the utmost of care. Although it is too early to identify a cause in Sunday’s refinery fire, many oil and gas accidents occur because an entity failed to respect these potentially hazardous substances. When a fuel processing or distribution accident leaves injuries and/or fatalities in its wake, our Oakland refinery fire law firm helps victims uncover the cause of the tragedy and pursue money damages from those responsible.
Fire at Phillips 66 San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo
On Sunday, as reported by The Contra Costa Times, a small fire struck the Phillips 66 refinery on the 1300 block of San Pablo Avenue in Rodeo, about 20 miles south of Oakland. The Phillips 66 San Francisco refinery was built in 1896. It has an 80,000 barrel daily crude feed capacity and a daily clean fuels production limit around 4.3 million gallons.