|Texas Oil Explosion|
Texas Oil Explosion
|Series||Seconds from Disaster|
|Title||Texas Oil Explosion|
|Airdate||November 6, 2006|
|Disaster||Texas BP Refinery Explosion|
|Date||March 13, 2005|
Texas Oil Explosion is the 42nd episode of Seconds from Disaster and gives the reason of the explosion.
At the BP Oil Refinery in Texas City, a test on the distillation tower goes wrong. Liquid waste builds up in the tower and flows out through the blowout tower. A white ute left with its engine running ignites the fumes of the waste liquid. The explosion destroys a trailer placed dangerously close to the blowout tower. 15 workers die.