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BP CEO claims safety problems limited to one plant only

June 19, 2006

BP Plc Chief Executive John Browne said last Thursday that there was a "broken safety record" at its refinery in Texas City, Texas, where 15 people were killed and 170 wounded in an explosion in March 2005. But he added that the safety problems at the third-largest refinery in the United States were limited to that plant alone and did not extend to the company''s other four U.S. refineries, Reuters reports. London-based BP is facing scrutiny from federal prosecutors for the blast, and has also been recently fined for safety problems at its refinery in Toledo, Ohio. The Texas City plant resumed some gasoline production in April after a safety inspection following the blast and Hurricane Rita in September.