Business / Corporate Dec 11, 2018

Idemitsu Kosan's Vietnamese oil refinery starts operation

An oil refinery project involving Idemitsu Kosan Co., Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and state-run oil companies of Vietnam and Kuwait has begun commercial operations, Idemitsu Kosan said Tuesday. The Nghi Son Refinery and Petrochemical Complex, Vietnam's second refinery, has a daily production capacity of 200,000 barrels. ...

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

World Sep 1, 2017

Chemical plant blasts spark new worry in storm-soaked Texas

Explosions at a chemical plant near Houston posed a fresh worry for storm-battered Texas on Thursday while rescuers searched block-by-block for survivors of Hurricane Harvey and the death toll rose to 35 people. The explosions in Crosby, Texas, were the latest consequence of the historic ...

Noxious gas sickens 16 at Yokohama food factory

National May 24, 2017

Noxious gas sickens 16 at Yokohama food factory

Sixteen people were hospitalized after inhaling a noxious gas at a food-processing factory in Yokohama, officials with the municipal fire department said. The incident occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday at a Foods System factory in Isogo Ward when chemicals were being mixed to clean ...