Three hurt in fire at Rompetrol Petromidia's Romania refinery

11 October 2010 09:26  [Source: ICIS news]

BUCHAREST (ICIS)--A fire at a hydrodepressurisation unit at Rompetrol Rafinare’s Petromidia oil refinery in Romania has slightly injured three people, the company said on Monday.

"There was a small fire following damage at a pipe, and the incident occurred during the maintenance turnaround at the refinery. The injured people were transported at a local hospital and are now out of danger," Rompetrol said in a statement.

The fire, which happened late on Sunday, was soon extinguished by firefighters.

Rompetrol Rafinare and Rompetrol Petrochemicals temporarily shut down the Petromidia refinery on 20 September for maintenance work that was scheduled to end on 1 November.

In November last year, a large fire at a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) granulation unit at the refinery killed two people and injured two.

Rompetrol Rafinare and Rompetrol Petrochemicals, which is based at Navodari, eastern Romania, are part of the refining group Rompetrol, itself fully owned by KazMunaiGaz (KMG). The companies operate Romania's Vega and Petromidia refineries.

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By: Marian Chiriac
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