WeedandWeirdness says... Yep, that smell was on a whole new level, and created the worst headaches. When the wind would shift, the sea breeze carried that stench to where I used to live. Made me dispise being there even more, and had blocked it out until I read this. I first saw it at night and asked if I was looking at a bunch of tall buildings, shocked that it was a refinery, had never seen one so large. I'm sure it is not healthy to live near it, I know MD Anderson conducts studies on the workers there. Thank Geezus I got out of Texas!!! newtboy said: That place always reminds me of Texas City (a massive oil refinery just outside Houston). It's a 5-10minute drive on the freeway through some horrendous stench. I feel terrible for anyone living within 10 miles of either place.