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Explosion rocks Valero Meraux, Louisiana, refinery

The Valero Energy refinery in Texas City, Texas.
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An early morning explosion rocked Valero Energy Corp's 125,000 barrel-per-day Meraux, Louisiana, refinery on the east side of New Orleans, a New Orleans television station reported.

One person may have been injured in the fire, WWL-TV in New Orleans reported, quoting a local fire chief. Firefighters from St. Bernard Parish were with the Valero's refinery fire department in battling the blaze.