Fire put out at major PetroChina refinery in Dalian


BEIJING (Reuters) – A fire that broke out on Thursday at state oil major PetroChina’s plant in northeastern China, one of the country’s largest refineries, has been put out with no reported casualties, state media reported.

The fire came just two months after the Dalian refinery finished a planned major maintenance.

More than 600 firefighters extinguished the blaze at the plant’s 1.4 million-tonnes-per-annum catalytic cracker just after 9:00 p.m. (1300 GMT), and stayed on the scene to make sure equipment at the refinery remained cool, state broadcaster CCTV said on Friday.

The inferno, the latest industrial incident to rock the port city of Dalian, started at around 6:40 p.m. due to a broken seal in a feed pump, CCTV said.

The refinery in Liaoning province and owned by PetroChina Dalian Petrochemical Corp, has three crude distillation units with total processing capacity of 410,000…



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