I have several pictures of the refinery in Romeoville because when I am in the area, I go on the high-bridge of 135th Street to check for action on the BNSF/Santa Fe, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and the coal pile of the power plant. This is the refinery that blew a tall (huge) pressure tower a few blocks away a few decades ago. I remember seeing a fire from several miles to the north.
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[They installed a naphtha hydrotreater, which removes sulfur and nitrogen compounds which helps them meet the EPA Tier 3 requirement of an average sulfur content of no more than 10 parts per million.]
I'm reminded that it was a BP refinery that had a horrible accident in Texas. And of course they ran a tanker aground in Alaska and blew up a deep well oil platform in the Gulf. If BP has the same "cowboy" attitude towards safety here, at least they have had better luck more recently.
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Tanker Polaris Indiana Harbor, she's heading to Whiting. Ryerson in background tipped with work being done on the prop seal.
So ships went quite a way inland on the Indiana Harbor Canal. In fact, I see that they still use articulated tanker barges, which are today's equivalent of lake boats.