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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015  - 10:00 a.m. ET

Torrance Refinery incident update

The ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery experienced an incident at approximately 8:50 a.m. PST on February 18, 2015.  Refinery emergency response crews responded, safely managed the incident, and notified the appropriate agencies.  Safety is a core value at all our operations and facilities, and we place great emphasis on preparing to respond quickly and effectively to mitigate the impact of incidents.

We want to thank all the emergency responders, especially the Torrance Police and Fire departments, for their support in the incident response.  Our top priority is the safety and health of our employees, contractors and neighbors.  Fortunately, all four contractors who were sent for evaluation have been released. 

We are cooperating fully with the appropriate agencies to assess the impact and determine the cause of the incident.  We learn from all incidents and will use information from this incident to reinforce our commitment to continued improvement.

We regret this incident and apologize for any inconvenience that this incident may have caused the community. 

The non-impacted units of the refinery continue to operate.


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