A major fire at an oil refinery in Indiana has led to a shutdown of the facility and declarations of energy emergencies in multiple states.
The fire occurred at the BP Oil Refinery in Whiting, Ind., the largest facility of its kind in the Midwest. In response, the U.S. Department of Energy declared emergencies for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, according to a report over the weekend in Forbes.
According to Forbes, the facility refines 435,000 barrels of oil today into various fossil fuel products. It’s not clear when the facility will be back to full capacity.
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