January 9, 1992
Firefighters brought a greater-alarm blaze under control early Wednesday at the Powerine Oil Co. refinery in Santa Fe Springs. The blaze left one employee with minor injuries, fire officials said. About 50 firefighters were sent to battle the fire, which was fueled by a ruptured propane line, said Capt. Mark Sauter of the Downey Fire Department, which assisted Santa Fe Springs firefighters. The fire was reported just before midnight Tuesday, and Sauter said it was under control by 2:30 a.m.
January 19, 1989
The district attorney's office has filed 35 misdemeanor charges against Powerine Oil Co. of Santa Fe Springs and three of its officers for air quality violations during the last year. Powerine could face up to $100,000 in fines for violating public nuisance laws and South Coast Air Quality Management District regulations between Dec. 18, 1987, and Sept. 26, 1988, said Fred Macksoud, a deputy district attorney in the environmental crimes division.
April 30, 1992
A group of businesses endangered by the city of Long Beach's West 7th Street Terminal Expansion Project has sued the city and Board of Harbor Commissioners. The lawsuit, filed April 23 in Los Angeles Superior Court, will attempt to stop the city from moving ahead with the plan to expand a ship container cargo facility. To make way for the expansion, six nearby businesses would be leveled.
July 10, 1995 |
First Interstate Bank has promoted senior vice president Cindy Bill to area manager. She will be responsible for the bank's 88-branch Los Angeles area. Previously, Bill served as senior vice president and district manager for the 23-branch San Gabriel Valley district. Bill joined the Los Angeles-based bank in 1984. * Fred Port has been named managing director of the Southern California region of Korn/Ferry International.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1993
Mobil Oil Corp. has agreed to pay $29,411 to settle a complaint filed by the Environmental Protection Agency for the company's late installation of an emissions monitoring system at its Torrance refinery. The fine was announced Thursday in conjunction with a $48,000 fine levied against Ultramar Inc. of Long Beach, which was cited for failing to submit semiannual emissions reports. The EPA also filed a complaint on Thursday against Powerine Oil Co.
December 26, 1988 |
An explosion and fire ripped through a section of a Santa Fe Springs oil refinery Sunday, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and causing at least two minor injuries, authorities said. The two injured were workers in the northeast section of the Powerine Oil Co. refinery at 12354 E. Lakeland Road, Fire Chief Bruce Robinson said. The explosion occurred about 9 a.m. and was believed to be in a coke unit, which is used in the oil refining process.
March 15, 1990
The Santa Fe Springs Fire Department has fined Powerine Oil Co. $25,000, the maximum allowed by law, for failing to report a chemical leak that injured seven workers. The incident occurred Jan. 13 when a corroded pipe holding toxic hydrofluoric acid mixed with hydrocarbon burst, spewing dangerous vapors into the air. Fire officials learned of the accident several days later from a nurse at the hospital where the injured workers were taken.
November 15, 1990
The cleanup of more than 1,000 gallons of crude oil continues on Bloomfield and Eckleson avenues in Cerritos after an underground six-inch line burst on Nov. 7. The two southbound lanes of Bloomfield are expected to remain closed through the week. One of the northbound lanes is being used for southbound traffic. Powerine Oil Co.