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Fire hits JG Summit petrochemical plant in Batangas City

September 28/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A fire struck the plant of the JG Summit Petrochemicals Group, a Gokongwei company, in Barangay Simlong in Batangas City on Saturday night, according to the Batangas City Fire Station, said Theworldnews.

It was the police that informed firefighters about the blaze, which started at around 10 p.m. One person was reported injured, according to Col. Rex Malimban, chief of the Batangas Police Provincial Office.

The initial information we received was that used oil was ablaze," Malimban said in a phone interview around 11 p.m.

The amount of petrochemicals stocked in the facility was not immediately known, but Malimban said an initial report reaching his office said the fire had already reached the fourth alarm.

Malimban said several fire trucks from the Batangas Bureau of Fire Protection had been deployed, while other firefighting units at the regional office were put on stand by in case reinforcements would be needed. Heres a video of the fire, courtesy of the Batangas Filipino Chinese Volunteer Fire Brigade.

JG Summit operates a cracker at the Batangas site as well as polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) units. JG Summit Olefins in the Philippines was targeting to bring on stream its additional ethylene and propylene supply in November this year.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall PE production totalled 1,712,400 tonnes in the first seven months of 2020, up by 58% year on year. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounted for the greatest increase in the output. At the same time, overall PP production in Russia increased in January-July 2020 by 24% year on year to 1,063,700 tonne. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, ethylene, propylene, JG Summit Petrochimcal.
Category:General News
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