Thursday 27 February 2020

Carson, California: Large Fire Burns at Marathon Refinery

Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located 13 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

Firefighters made progress Wednesday morning in reducing the size of a massive fire at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Carson. This fire had massive flames and thick smoke. The smoke rose hundreds of feet into the night sky. Some residents reported hearing a large boom in the area when the fire broke out just before 11 p.m. in the 2300 block of East 223rd Street.

Read more details here:
Massive fire at Marathon refinery in Carson contained after raging flames light up night sky -

The Marathon refinery in Carson is one of 17 refineries located in California, and the largest on the West Coast, with a crude oil capacity of 363,000 barrels per calendar day. Marathon Petroleum says it is the nation's largest fuel refiner, and nationally, it produces about 3 million barrels of fuel.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a petroleum refining company. The website is

Marathon Petroleum Corporation is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company was a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil until a corporate spin-off in 2011. The stock is MPC (NYSE). Some of the subsidiaries are Speedway LLC, ARCO and Western Refining.

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