07 January 2010 16:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--An explosion at PetroChina subsidiary Lanzhou Petrochemical in northwestern China killed two people and injured 22 on Thursday, company sources said.
The incident occurred at around 17:30 hours local time in a crude oil storage area. Lanzhou Petrochemical has a 340,000 tonne/year cracker at the site, the sources said.
A huge fire was still raging following the explosion and further casualties were expected. ?xml:namespace>
News wires reported that hydrocarbons caused three giant oil tanks to explode.
Lanzhou Petrochemical has a newer cracker in the
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