Citgo reports fire at Corpus Christi refinery in Texas

By BEN LEFEBVRE

Citgo Petroleum Corp. said a small fire that broke out at its refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas, forced the shutdown of its platformer unit 4.

The fire started at 9 p.m. on Tuesday but resulted in no injuries, a Citgo official said. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, the official said.

Citgo is the operating subsidiary of Venezuela's national oil company Petroleos de Venezuela. The company's Corpus Christi refinery has operating capacity of 163,000 bpd.


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