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Wyoming oil refineries lead the nation in safety violations

GasBuddy Blog -- You can always quibble over the notion that some so-called safety violations may not be as serious as others, but when your state leads the U.S.A. in refinery safety violations and you're not Texas, something is very wrong.

Amazingly, Wyoming oil refineries faced more citations for dangerous safety conditions per oil barrel of production capacity than those in any other state over the past five years, according to a review of federal data by the Star-Tribune.

Government safety inspectors hit Wyoming refiners with 239 citations for serious, willful or repeat safety violations in 2008-2012, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). That means Wyoming refiners were cited on an average of every...


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honda0105
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Thorn: or maybe if it's collected in a useful national database.
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TheThorn
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2013 8:07:04 PM

this data is meaningful only if the same inspectors are looking at all the refineries in the US at the same frequency.
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 5:50:10 AM

fires and maintenance downtime mean simply more money for Pig Oil.
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anyone surprised?
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nail 'em!
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Major or minor
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snerd: it's GB's Patrick DeHaan... notice the "GB Blog" on top?
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Old news
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 5:16:33 PM

Guess what they have a bottle neck issue in WY so I am not surprise by this one bit.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 4:24:42 PM

Refineries do not need another black eye. They had better get their act together.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 4:04:39 PM


Yeah, we know
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old
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Put the CEOs in jail.
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Interesting
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Thanks for posting
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old
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gas price go up..
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 2:29:25 PM

So who owns the Evansville, (Casper) refinery? The Sinclair Oil refinery near Rawlins is owned by the Holdings from Salt Lake City that also own Little America, Grand Hotel, and Sun Basin Ski area facilities.
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old news
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 2:25:26 PM

old post, we need top do better. where are the inspectors?
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We all must do better.
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DO BETTER
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 2:14:46 PM

Wow, even after reading this for three days, they still are leading the country in violations. You would have thought they would have learned by now.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 2:13:42 PM

A great motto to have in all things: "Safety First!"
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Yet, I haven't heard of them breaking down like seemingly every single one in the great lakes region.
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clean 'em up or shut 'em down!
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Oldie
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Never a good place to not be safe.
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Old.
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yes
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Old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 1:54:55 PM

Good thing Wyoming doesn't have many 'needless government regulations' the Republicans are always crying about.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 1:52:45 PM

Hmm, fines must be programmed into annual budget as a cost to operate. OSHA does have a financial and legal bite...now if they would just stop growling and chew a pound of the behind....lack of training is willful neglect. Everyone is ignorant of something...Ignorance can be educated away---stupidity is Darwinian-terminal
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3rd day...still not good.
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repeat for 3rd day-- Get GasBuddy employees OFF the submission list & let the participants vie for top 5!
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Third day. Still say they did not contribute enough to the campaign before the inspections.
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Old news.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 1:42:59 PM

What's to worry about? Hardly anybody lives in that state. If one of the refineries burns down, no biggie. Let 'em alone.
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Oh yeah, chalk this up to Chaney, he was blamed for everything else by the progressive libs....................
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The "invisible hand of the free market" will handle the safety issues, right? Hahaha!
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Same story, ANOTHER different day...
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Way old
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3 days old.
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That is how things in America should work.
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bad news
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Go WYo.
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Go Wyoming!
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Start fining them percentages of ownership
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Really old news!
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