By ALISON SIDER
A fire that broke out Monday at Marathon Petroleum's Galveston
Bay refinery was quickly extinguished,
the company said Tuesday.
The fire in the 451,000 bpd refinery's hydrotreater unit burned
for about a half-hour on Monday. No injuries were reported.
In a statement, a spokesman for Marathon declined to comment
on the refinery's operations.
Marathon shares closed Monday at $62.99 and were at $62.80
in premarket trade Tuesday. The stock is down around 11% over
the last three months.
Dow Jones Newswires
(Editor's note: Marathon formally acquired the refinery from
BP on February 1. Known previously as the BP Texas City refinery,
it has a long history of environmental
violations and accidents.)