MOL reports fire at Hungary refinery, but operations not affected

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 Hungary, the Hungarian oil and petrochemicals firm said.

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)


By: Stefan Baumgarten
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