9 July 2016 - 16:04
  • News Code: 264536
All Mahshahr Petchem Facilities Operating Normally

TEHRAN, July 09 (Shana) – All the petrochemical plants in Mahshahr Petrochemical Facilities in the southwestern province of Khouzestan are operating normally despite a massive blaze that overtook Bou Ali Sina Plant's paraxylene unit last week.

The fire was put out after three days in the wee hours of Saturday. 

Managing director of National Petrochemical Company (NPC) said that the plant would soon resume its production. 

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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