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Monday, February 18, 2008
I expect gasoline prices to jump at least 10-15 cents per gallon based on this.
Blast rocks Texas oil refinery
(CNN) -- An explosion rocked a Texas oil refinery Monday morning, shaking homes three miles away, witnesses told CNN.
Video from I-Reporters showed a massive cloud of smoke forming over the refinery in Big Spring, Texas, about midway between Dallas and El Paso.
One worker was injured in the blast, and all workers had been accounted for, Blake Lewis, a spokesman for refinery owner Alon USA, told The Associated Press. He said the fire was under control.
I-Reporter Larry Bates said he was lying in bed when the walls of his house shook and he heard a large boom. "And I thought immediately, 'Oh, my God, the refinery,' " Bates said. Watch huge cloud of smoke over refinery »
I-Reporter Diane Murphy said the blast rocked her home a couple of miles away.