refinery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en OSHA says Sinclair refinery shutdown is on the table http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/osha-says-sinclair-refinery-shutdown-table <p>Wyoming’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, says they would consider shutting down the Sinclair refinery if another serious problem happens there.</p><p></p><p>The refinery has had a series of fires, explosions, and toxic gas releases in the past few years, and OSHA recently gave Sinclair the highest fine it’s ever given a Wyoming company.</p><p>OSHA’s John Ysebaert says they’ve already discussed the possibility of closing the refinery if there’s another serious accident.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:54:38 +0000 Willow Belden 49469 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org OSHA says Sinclair refinery shutdown is on the table Two hospitalized after Sinclair refinery fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-hospitalized-after-sinclair-refinery-fire <p>Two people were taken to the hospital after a fire started at the Sinclair Refinery near Rawlins yesterday.</p><p></p><p>John Ysebaert with Wyoming’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration, or OSHA, says the fire started when workers who were erecting scaffolding tripped a valve. That released so-called “super-heated diesel,” which ignites when it hits the atmosphere.</p><p></p><p></p><p>OSHA is investigating the incident.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:01:28 +0000 Willow Belden 44628 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two hospitalized after Sinclair refinery fire Sinclair Oil to pay $3.8 million penalty for air pollution http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sinclair-oil-pay-38-million-penalty-air-pollution <p>Sinclair Oil has agreed to pay a fine of $3.8 million and install pollution controls at its refineries in Casper and Rawlins, to settle a lawsuit that the Environmental Protection Agency filed.</p><p>The EPA says the refineries exceeded federal limits on various emissions.</p><p>Sheldon Muller, a lawyer with the EPA, says the Casper refinery will have to install equipment to reduce nitrous oxide emissions by 50 percent, and the Rawlins plant has make changes to its flare gas recovery system, in order to limit sulfur dioxide emissions.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:40:47 +0000 Willow Belden 28860 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sinclair Oil to pay $3.8 million penalty for air pollution