18 May 2012 17:38 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--MOL on Friday morning had a small fire at a bitumen storage tank at its refining site in Zalaegerszeg in western ?xml:namespace>
MOL spokesman Gyorgy Bacsur told ICIS that the incident, which he described as minor, did not affect operations at the Zalaegerszeg refinery. The refinery has a capacity of 200,000 tonnes/year of bitumen.
There were no injuries and the fire has been extinguished, Bacsur added.
In a separate notice on its website, MOL said it is investigating the cause of the incident, which resulted in estimated damage of forint (Ft) 10m ($43,000).
Earlier this year, MOL started construction of a plant at Zalaegerszeg to produce paving asphalt from a mixture of bitumen and used tyres.
($1 = Ft234.35)
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