29 July 2016 - 17:54
  • News Code: 265949
Shahdaie Off to Kermanshah

TEHRAN, July 29 (Shana) – Deputy Minister of Petroleum for Petrochemical Affairs Marzieh Shahdaie left Tehran for Kermanshah on Friday on reports of fire in Bistoon Petrochemical Company's storage tank.

Shahdaie is said heading to the site of the incident to obtain first hand account of the fire.

Efforts are underway to contain the fire.

Director of the Production Control Department at National Petrochemical Company (NPC), Ali-Mohammad Bosaqzadeh, said on Friday that nothing threatens Bistoon Petrochemical Company as a result of fire.

Bosqazadeh briefed Shana on details of the inferno and said it has left no serious damage or death toll.

He said the fire is now fully controlled.

He added that fire in the Light End storage tank of the facility had been caused due to fire discrepancy but thanks to the timely efforts of forces in the area, it is getting controlled and contained.

He noted that repair operations on the storage tank had ended just one week ago and now for more safety, other storage tanks in the periphery, being on fire, are getting cooled down.

He provided assurances that the fire will not cause any danger.

The official said static electricity in the storage tank had been possibly the cause of fire. "The firefighting squad of Kermanshah Petrochemical Facility, Kermanshah Polymer Facility, Kermanshah Refinery and other regional forces have been dispatched to the HSE Unit of Bistoon Petrochemical Company to provide any kind of help and assistance."
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