Marathon responding to naphta release & fire at storage tank

Published 8:45 am Friday, August 25, 2023

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GARYVILLE — Marathon Petroleum released the following statement Friday morning regarding a fire and naphta release at the Garyville refinery:
Marathon Petroleum personnel and local emergency responders are currently responding to a naphtha release and fire at a storage tank at the company’s Garyville, Louisiana, refinery.
The release and fire are contained within the refinery’s property and there have been no injuries. As a precaution, air monitoring has been deployed in the community. No off-site impacts have been detected. All regulatory notifications have been made.
As always, our main priority is to ensure the safety of our employees and contractors, our neighbors within our surrounding community, first responders, and to limit environmental impact. An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the release.