Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Texas City blows up again
The British Petroleum facility in Texas City, which has been cited numerous times for OSHA and enviromental violations for years and years which they never fix, even tho they are awash in cash, exploded yesterday around 1:30 PM Houston time, killing at last count 14 people and injuring well over a hundred. The facility produces 3% of the gasoline used in the world, most of which is used here in the US. The entire southern end of the Houston area reeks of gasoline fumes for miles, and the burning fires and mushroom cloud looked liked a nuclear attack. To give you an idea of the explosion, the hospitals are reporting numerous cases of shattered eardrums even two or three miles away. You all better hold on to your wallets - this is going to hit gas prices hard.
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