Explosion at Refinery in Port Neches, Texas

Explosion at Plant in Port Neches, Texas

Published November 27, 2019

Early Wednesday, November 27, there was an explosion at the Huntsman TPC plant in Port Neches, Texas. Reports indicate that at least three people were injured.

As of 2 p.m. on November 27, there were also unconfirmed reports that there may have been a secondary explosion.

From TPC Group, Port Neches, Texas

November 27, 2019 incident statements from TPC Group, Port Neches, Texas
Reverse chronological order (most recent first)

INCIDENT UPDATE #3 – TPC GROUP PORT NECHES OPERATIONS
Incident Update #3 – TPC Group Port Neches Operations

Update #3 For more info, contact:

For release at 10:00 a.m. [email protected]

November 27, 2019

Houston, Texas – At approximately 1:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 27 an explosion was reported at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations site located at 2102 TX-136 Spur, Port Neches, TX 77561 involving a processing unit.

Emergency responders are still working to bring the event under control, and are doing so as quickly and safely as possible. Teams have been dispatched to conduct air monitoring along the fence line of the facility and in surrounding neighborhoods through mutual aid.

TPC Group sincerely remains focused on protecting the safety of responders and the public and minimizing any impact to the environment. We encourage area residents to stay tuned to information from Jefferson County Emergency Management and local responders.

TPC has established a Community Assistance Helpline for area residents who have been impacted by the event. Affected community members can contact the TPC Community Assistance Helpline at (866)-601-5880 to file a claim with our insurance provider.

Due call volume, calls may go to voicemail. Callers should leave contact information, and a representative will respond at the first available opportunity.

More information will be provided as soon as it is available.

 

 

INCIDENT STATEMENT #2 – TPC GROUP PORT NECHES OPERATIONS

Incident Update #2 – TPC Group Port Neches Operations

Update #2 For more info, contact:

For release at 6:40 a.m. [email protected]

November 27, 2019

Houston, Texas – At approximately 1:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 27 an explosion was reported at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations site located at 2102 TX-136 Spur, Port Neches, TX 77561 involving a processing unit.

Emergency responders are still working to bring the event under control, and are doing so as quickly and safely as possible. Teams have been dispatched to conduct air monitoring along the fence line of the facility and in surrounding neighborhoods through mutual aid.

Unfortunately, the event resulted in injuries to two employees and one contractor at the site. They have been transported to the Southeast Texas Regional Medical Center and to Memorial Hermann in Houston for treatment. We are focused on their quick recovery and providing support to their families.

TPC Group activated its Emergency Response Plan and requested assistance from Port Neches Fire Department, Huntsman and Sabine Neches Chiefs Association. The incident was also immediately reported to the appropriate local, state, and federal authorities.

At this time, we cannot speak to the cause of the incident or the extent of damage, but TPC is assembling a team to conduct a full and thorough investigation.

TPC is working with its insurance provider to establish a claims processing hotline for area residents impacted by the event.

TPC Group sincerely remains focused on protecting the safety of responders and the public and minimizing any impact to the environment. We encourage area residents to stay tuned to information from Jefferson County Emergency Management and local responders.

More information will be provided as soon as it is available.

 

 

INCIDENT STATEMENT #1 – TPC GROUP PORT NECHES OPERATIONS
INITIAL STATEMENT

Statement # 1 For more info, contact:

For Immediate Release Sara Cronin

November 27, 2019 713-502-0656

At approximately 1:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 27 an explosion was reported at the TPC Group Port Neches Operations site located at 2102 TX-136 Spur, Port Neches, TX 77561 involving a processing unit.

TPC Group has activated its Emergency Response Plan and requested assistance from Port Neches Fire Department and Huntsman.

The event is on going, but will be brought under control as quickly and safely as possible.

At this time, personnel at the site have been evacuated. We have accounted for all site personnel and 3 personnel have sustained injuries and are being treated.

Right now our focus is on protecting the safety of responders and the public, and minimizing any impact to the environment.

More information will be updated as soon as it is available.

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