Texas Oil Refineries and Oilfield Hazards
When it comes to oil production, the United States is split into five districts. These districts are called Petroleum Administration for Defense Districts (PADD). Texas is a part of PADD 3, or the Gulf Coast region.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Texas produced 40.5 percent of the nation’s oil in 2018. Below, our oilfield accident lawyer has compiled a list of active oil refineries in Houston and the surrounding region.
How Many Oil Refineries Are in Texas?
Texas has the most active oil refineries in the United States. As of January 1, 2018, there were 29 active refineries in Texas. Many of these refineries are located in the Gulf Coast region of Texas.
Oil Refineries in Houston
- Houston Refinery, owned by Petromax Refining
- Houston Refinery, owned by Valero
- Houston Refinery, owned by LyondellBasell
Oil Refineries in Baytown
- Baytown Refinery, owned by ExxonMobil
Oil Refineries in Beaumont, Texas
- Beaumont Refinery, owned by ExxonMobil
Oil Refineries in Texas City
Oil Refineries in Port Arthur, Texas
- Port Arthur Refinery, owned by Valero
- Port Arthur Refinery, owned by Total Petrochemicals
- Port Arthur Refinery, owned by Motiva
More Oil Refineries Near Houston
- Galena Park Refinery, owned by Kinder Morgan
- Pasadena Refinery – owned by Chevron
- Deer Park Refinery, owned by Shell
- Sweeny Refinery, owned by Phillips 66
- South Hampton Refinery, owned by South Hampton Resources
Dangers of Oilfield Drilling for Workers
Thousands of workers shape the Texas oilfield industry. At The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC, we understand the importance of the oil industry for the Texas economy.
However, the oil industry is a dangerous profession. Oilfield workers can face injuries or death on the job. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Commission (OSHA), the top oilfield hazards include:
Vehicle accidents. The highest cause of death in the oilfield industry is vehicle accidents. Improper handling, blowouts and driver negligence can cause these accidents.
Struck-by, caught-in and caught-between accidents. Workers can suffer catastrophic injuries from heavy equipment, like cranes falling on them. Proper safety measures such as equipment maintenance, machine guards and proper safety gear can help avoid injuries.
Fires or explosions. Workers are susceptible to severe burns or death from flammable vapors, liquids and chemicals.
Slip and falls or trip and falls. Workers risk slipping or tripping in the oil fields. When workers must work from heights, there should be fall protection in place.
Proper training, safety standards and protective gear are essential for a safe working environment. When these procedures are not followed, fatalities can occur. Our Houston oilfield accident attorney protects the interests of accident victims and their families.
Do You Need a Lawyer After an Oilfield Accident in Texas?
Based in Houston, our oilfield accident lawyer has extensive experience and success providing counsel to the victims of accidents. We serve clients throughout Texas, including Jefferson County, Fort Bend County, Walker County, Brazos County, Galveston County and Crimes County.
If you have been injured in an oilfield accident, contact us today at (832) 225-4902 or fill out our free online case review form to speak with our attorney about your situation. We can help you understand your legal rights after an accident.