IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Business & Finance :: United States/Americas

Senate Panel Examines BP’s Accident in Texas

2:41 PM MDT | July 18, 2007 | Kara Sissell

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) chair Carolyn Merritt told a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee panel last week that the board’s investigation into BP’s March 2005 accident at its Texas City, TX facility uncovered a “troubling picture of a corporation that did not always invest sufficiently in safety.” The explosion and fire killed 15 workers, and investigators say the primary cause was the facility’s use of a blow-down drum, instead of the more modern flare system, to vent certain...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa