NEWS BULLETIN

August 20, 1999 --- Vol. 5, No. 39August 1999

Explosion at Unocal Alaska Nitrogen Products Kenai plant injures three

An explosion occurred at about 1:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Unocal Alaska Nitrogen Products Kenai plant, injuring three workers.

Unocal spokeswoman Roxanne Sinz said that the three were treated and released.

The explosion occurred while Unocal was in the process of shutting down ammonia plant No. 1 to repair a leak in the plantís CO2 removal system, Sinz said.

Governor to address chamber on restructuring in oil and gas industry

Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles will address the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Aug. 23 on the restructuring taking place within the worldwide oil and gas industry ó and what that means for Alaska.

The governorís talk, ďAlaskaís Relationship with a Restructured Oil Industry in the New Millennium,Ē will be at the Egan Convention Center.

The governorís office said that his comments will focus on the proposed mergers of BP and ARCO, and Exxon and Mobil, and the stateís position on those mergers as they are considered by the Federal Trade Commission.


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