Blasts Rocks Husky Refinery in Superior Wisconsin
A fire and explosions rocked the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior Wisconsin yesterday (April 26th). According to witnesses, the fire sent plumes of black smoke across the city and there was a mass evacuation. The product involved in the explosion and fire is believed to be crude oil or asphalt.
According to the latest update, local authorities declared the fire at the Husky Energy Superior Refinery out around 6:45 p.m. (CT) on April 26, 2018. Additional fire prevention measures are being taken, and the situation will continue to be closely monitored. All workers at the refinery have been accounted for. There were, however, several people injured during the incident and taken to hospital.
The Husky refinery produces gasoline, asphalt and other specialty petroleum products. Husky Energy acquire the refinery from Calumet for $492 million in November 2017. According to its most recent earnings release, Husky Energy said the Superior refinery had averaged 37,000 barrels per day of production in the first three months of this year.