December 9, 2023 – Port Arthur Flash Fire Update – Media Statement
The four people who received treatment overnight at area medical facilities have been released.
Our focus continues to be on the safety of our employees and contractors. We are continuing to work with Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the contract companies to investigate the cause of the fire. The segment of the pipeline affected is temporarily shut down to safely complete the work and we expect to be back in operation today.
Explorer Pipeline is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has over 240 employees. It transports refined petroleum products through an 1872-mile pipeline system extending from Port Arthur, Texas to the upper Midwest and serves major markets, including Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, St. Louis, and Chicago. The southern system currently has a capacity of 660,000 barrels per day and the northern system currently has a capacity of 450,000 barrels per day.
Katelyn Hahn, Schnake Turnbo Frank