ExxonMobil Confirms Fire at Port Mobil
ExxonMobil confirmed that a fire occurred today at the Port Mobil distribution terminal on Staten Island, N.Y. A barge containing 100,000 barrels of unleaded gasoline was being offloaded when an explosion occurred.
There are currently two people in the hospital and one individual remains unaccounted for.
Our focus now is on putting the fire out and ensuring the safety of the public and our employees. Once we have achieved this objective, we will begin a thorough investigation of the cause of this unfortunate event.
A contract company, Clean Harbors, has been mobilized to the incident scene. Clean Harbors will begin work after the fire has been extinguished and the authorities give authorization.
ExxonMobil is fully cooperating with all authorities and agencies.