Big Spring Refinery May Reactivate Sooner Than Expected - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/27/08

Big Spring Refinery May Reactivate Sooner Than Expected

Workers at the Alon refinery in Big Spring, Texas say they are making significant progress and moving closer to getting the refinery reactivated.  

Workers are still sorting through all of the piping material and debris, but they do expect to get the plant running months before they expected. Officials say the work is all part of a process to find out what caused last week's explosion that started in an area called a propylene spitter.

This week crews have been working to get rid of all their excess fuel. That will allow them to expedite the clean up process.

OSHA has also been at the plant conducting an investigation.

Alon officials say they are thankful that many of the businesses they work with on a daily basis have been helping.

"We have had a good response from all those folks," said Jeff Brorman, Tech. Manager of Alon. "They have all offered to do whatever they need to do. They have offered their services. Offered their products to get this plant back up in running. It has been amazing to see the response from all the folks we do business with."

Alon managers say they've set a pretty aggressive schedule and plan to use all their workers to make quick progress.

 

Big Spring Refinery Explosion
Take a look at some of the pictures of Monday's refinery explosion in Big Spring sent in by viewers.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

    Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-03-26 04:18:42 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-03-26 04:18:42 GMT

    Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in...

    Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years.

  • Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

    Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:50:33 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:50:33 GMT

    Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 to reach the Final Four for the first time.

    Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 points while orchestrating Gonzaga's efficient offense, and the Zags finally shook their overrated tag by routing Xavier 83-59 to reach the Final Four for the first time.

  • Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

    Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:08:54 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-03-26 00:08:54 GMT

    The failure of House Republicans to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law was nothing short of an epic, self-inflicted collapse.

    The failure of House Republicans to repeal and replace Barack Obama's health care law was nothing short of an epic, self-inflicted collapse.

Powered by Frankly