27 August 2012 02:56 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The death toll from the devastating fire triggered by an explosion at ?xml:namespace>
The fire, which forced the shutdown of the 645,000 bbl/day refinery, was confined to two tanks out of nine that were originally affected, according to a statement on the website of state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).
Officials at the refinery are still trying to stop the blaze at the two storage tanks from spreading to other nearby storage facilities as of early Monday morning
The early Saturday explosion was triggered by a gas leak in a storage depot that created a cloud and ignited, PDVSA said.
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