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Refinery safety key to lower gas prices - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

October 23, 2014

Refinery safety key to lower gas prices

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 12:00 am

One of the triggers for higher gas prices is the lack of supply because of refinery disruptions that cause temporary shutdowns or curtailment of production.

From Jan. 1 through Aug. 13 there were at least 240 power failures leaks fires breakdowns chemical releases electrical failures explosions spills and unplanned maintenance at the country’s refineries.

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