Fire at Russia's Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat monomer plant

28 May 2013 15:33  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russian petrochemical producer Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat reported a fire at its monomer production unit on Tuesday.

A hydrogen leak on Monday evening led to a fire at production unit 52 of the Salavat monomer plant, the company said in a statement. The production unit was shut down, the plant's employees were not affected and there was no environmental damage, according to the company.

The fire was extinguished on Monday evening. However, the company refrained from disclosing how its overall monomer output was affected by the incident.

In 2011 the company, formerly known as Salavatnefteorgsintez, was renamed Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat. It is based in Russia's internal republic of Bashkortostan, and is one of the country's leading producers of fertilizers, ethylene, propylene, styrene and polymers.

By: Sergei Blagov
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