9 July 2016 - 15:59
  • News Code: 264535
Bou Ali Sina to Resume Production Soon

TEHRAN, July 09 (Shana) – Managing director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Plant will soon resume its production after it was gripped by a fierce blaze on Wednesday.

Marziyeh Shahdaei, who is also deputy petroleum minister in petrochemical affairs, told Shana that the fire took over a section of the facility that was fed by mix xylene. 

The fire was fully put out at 5 a.m. on Saturday. 

No casualties have been reported since the fire first started on Wednesday. 

Bou Ali Sina Petrochemical Plant is affiliated with Iranian state-owned National Petrochemical Company (NPC). It is also a subsidiary of 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 the same day it started 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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