9 July 2016 - 10:44
  • News Code: 264488
Cause of Blaze at Bou Ali Sina Plant to be Announced

TEHRAN, July 09 (Shana) – Governor of the southwestern province of Khouzestan said the cause of a raging blaze that gripped Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Plant at the heart of Mahshahr Petrochemical Complex will be announced once assessments are made about the incident.

Gholamreza Shariati said in a statement that was issued on Saturday the cause of the incident is under study and will be announced immediately after it is ascertained.

He also extended gratitude to all the organs and relief teams that helped contain the fire which took over the plant's 2001C Storage Tank.

No casualties have been reported since the fire first started on Wednesday. The petrochemical plant is affiliated with Iranian state-owned National Petrochemical Company (NPC) but is owned by the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC).

The fire has been most likely caused by the paraxylene, a highly flammable hydrocarbon, leakage. Fire fighters extinguished the fire but the blaze re-erupted later in the day.

Firefighting teams from Khouzestan province as well as the neighboring provinces finally extinguished the blaze on Friday and managed to prevent it from spreading to the nearby tanks of petrochemical products.
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