ERGON ANNOUNCES FIRE AT NEWELL, WV, REFINERY

Tue., Jun 1, 2021

Newell, West Virginia — Ergon Inc. has announced that a fire broke out at the Ergon – West Virginia Inc. (EWV) refinery in Newell, West Virginia, Saturday night, May 29. The fire was in a processing unit, and no employees were injured. It was contained with assistance from local fire departments and EWV’s fire brigade.

Refinery employees immediately initiated a controlled shutdown of refining process units. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and Ergon will assess equipment damage and begin coordination of necessary repairs while prioritizing the health and safety of employees and the surrounding community.

“Thankfully, there were no injuries. The damage was contained, and our safety protocol was followed,” commented Emmitte Haddox, Ergon Chief Executive Officer. “We appreciate the prompt response from the fire departments and EWV employees who came to our aid to extinguish the fire.”

EWV, a division of Ergon Inc., produces a variety of paraffinic process and base oils and fuels.

About Ergon:

Ergon is a group of privately held companies that operate under seven primary business segments: Refining & Marketing, Specialty Chemicals, Asphalt & Emulsions, Oil & Gas, Midstream & Logistics, Construction & Real Estate, and Corporate.

Contact Information:

Kathy Potts
Director of Marketing Communications
601-933-3000
kathy.potts@ergon.com
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