July 12, 2012 / 3:24 PM / 7 years ago

BP settles with U.S. over safety complaints at Texas refinery

HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc (BP.L)(BP.N) agreed to pay $13.027 million to settle 409 safety violations found by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration at its Texas City, Texas, refinery in follow-up inspections after a deadly 2005 explosion at the refinery that killed 15 workers, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said on Thursday.

The settlement clears a major hurdle in the path of BP’s plan to sell the 400,780-barrel-per-day refinery, which is the sixth largest in the United States, by the end of the year.

Reporting by Erwin Seba; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below