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August 30, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Washington fines BP $81,500 for safety violations

The Associated Press SEATTLE – Washington state has fined BP more than $80,000 for safety violations at the oil giant’s Cherry Point refinery in Whatcom County. The Department of Labor & Industries announced Thursday that it fined BP for six violations, including a “willful violation,” of workplace safety. The department began its investigation in February following a fire…


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June 19, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Pipe failure caused Feb. fire at BP refinery

The Associated Press FERNDALE — BP says the Feb. 17 fire that shut down its Cherry Point oil refinery near Ferndale was caused by a pipe failure in the crude processing unit. Refinery Manager Stacey McDaniel said Monday the pipe has been replaced and is being monitored while a redesign is considered. BP added a maintenance “turnaround” to…


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April 19, 2012 at 9:15 AM

BP refinery closer to restarting work after fire

The Associated Press BLAINE — BP officials say they are weeks away from being able to restart regular operations at the Cherry Point refinery, two months after a fire shut the facility down. More than 3,000 contract workers have been on site doing cleanup and maintenance work at the Blaine refinery. The Bellingham Herald reports maintenance work…


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February 20, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Leaky connection may have led to BP refinery fire

From The Associated Press: A spokesman says a fire at BP’s Cherry Point refinery might have been caused by a leaky flange connection.  However, BP spokesman Scott Dean said Monday the information filed with the Coast Guard’s National Response Center is very preliminary and the cause remains under investigation.  It remains unclear how long the refinery would be…


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December 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Refinery cylinder falls in water at Cherry Point

The Associated Press FERNDALE — A 140-foot long cylinder for the BP Cherry Point refinery was being unloaded from a barge Friday morning when it fell in the water at Cherry Point near Ferndale. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nathan Bradshaw in Seattle says one worker suffered a leg injury when a crane had a hydraulic failure. BP Cherry…


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