Tank leaks lead to chemical releases at BP Whiting Refinery

Source: https://www.insideindianabusiness.com/, January 25, 2024
By: Alex Brown

The BP Whiting Refinery in northwest Indiana is working to clean up a pair of leaks that led to the release of toxic chemicals. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the leaks are being blamed on recent subzero temperatures.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management spokesperson Barry Sneed said the first leak occurred on Jan 18. and caused a spill of dirty gas oil that gave off benzene and hydrogen sulfide vapors, which may have been experienced by area residents. Read more.

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