CVR Energy Statement Regarding Wynnewood Refinery Incident
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CVR Energy confirms a boiler explosion occurred at its Wynnewood, Okla., refinery at approximately 6:30 p.m. today. One employee was fatally injured. Another employee was taken to an area hospital. Identities of the two employees and further information have not been released. All other employees are accounted for at this time. Initial reports indicate there was no impact to the surrounding community.
Company officials express their deepest sympathies to the employees and families affected by this tragedy.
Company officials are assessing the situation and will provide updates as information becomes available.
About CVR Energy, Inc.
Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Energy, Inc.’s (NYSE: CVI) subsidiary and affiliated businesses operate independent refining assets in Coffeyville, Kan. and Wynnewood, Okla. with more than 185,000 barrels per day of processing capacity, a marketing network for supplying high value transportation fuels to customers through tanker trucks and pipeline terminals, and a crude oil gathering system serving Kansas, Oklahoma, western Missouri, southwestern Nebraska and Texas. In addition, CVR Energy subsidiaries own a majority interest in and serve as the general partner of CVR Partners, LP, a producer of ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate, or UAN, fertilizers.
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