BP still paying over Texas explosion

Seven years after a deadly explosion at an oil refinery in Texas City, BP Plc has agreed to pay another $13 million to settle fines over safety violations revealed in the aftermath of the tragedy. The explosion left 15 workers dead and 170 others injured. It occurred when a cloud of volatile hydrocarbon vapor ignited around portable work trailers after being released by an octane-boosting unit during a restart. An investigation completed in 2009 uncovered a rash of safety violations and the government announced it was seeking $87.4 million in fines against the British company.