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Over 100 firefighters battle massive Kemaman refinery fire

July 09/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A fire broke out at one of Kemaman Bitumen Companys six crude oil tanks Thursday evening in the Teluk Kalong Industrial area, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing with reference to local news outlets.

The fire quickly spread to a second and third tank as fire crews worked to contain the fire, which left one person severely injured.

NST reports Rosli Muhamad, 42, sustained burns to his face and right hand.

"We believe the victim was carrying out maintenance work near the site of the incident," Terengganu Fire and Rescue Department director Azlimin Mat Noor said. "We are investigating the cause of the fire and damages sustained."

Noor said the first tank contained 4,800 liters of oil, the second 1,580 and the third 13,679 liters.

The companys CEO Sanjay Groove said the fire was expected to be cleared within 48 hours.

Kemaman Bitumen Company Sdn Bhd (KBC) is a subsidiary of the Tipco Asphalt Group of Companies. KBCs refinery in south-east Asia is designed to process heavy Naphthenic Crude Oils.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Asia, crude and gaz condensate, petrochemistry.
Category:General News
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