Sunoco Logistics sees no impact to Texas terminal ops

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 11:31 PM

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Sunoco Logistics <SXL.N> expects no significant impact to operations at its giant crude oil terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast from a Friday night fire that injured seven workers, a company spokesman said on Saturday.

"This hasn't significantly impacted our operations," said Sunoco Logistics spokesman Jeffrey Shields by telephone.

The seven were injured in an apparent flash fire while constructing piping that will connect new tanks at the crude oil terminal with a storage capacity of 24 million barrels.

The workers, all employees of L-Con Inc, which was hired by Sunoco Logistics to perform the construction work were welding when the fire broke out, the company said in a statement.

Three of the workers sustained minor injuries and have been treated and released from hospitals near Nederland, which is 93 miles (150 km ) east of Houston.

Four workers remain in burn centers in southeast Texas. Three were flown to hospitals in Houston and Galveston, Texas by helicopters shortly after being injured.

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Crude oil, natural gas liquids and refined products are stored at the Nederland terminal, which is connected to a 6,000-mile pipeline network in the Midwest and along the Gulf Coast.

(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Tom Brown)