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Fire breaks out at Tehran oil refinery

June 03/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A huge fire broke out at an oil refinery in the southern part of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, reported Reuters with reference to Iranian state media, saying there were so far no reports of casualties.

Irans semi-official Tasnim news agency said all operations had been suspended at the facility, known as the Tondguyan refinery, as firefighters tried to contain the blaze.

A leak at a liquid gas pipeline at the facility sparked the fire, Mansour Darajati, the head of Tehrans crisis management organisation, told state TV.

The cause of fire will be investigated, he added. Shaker Khafaii, head of the Tehran Oil Refining Co, which runs the refinery, ruled out the possibility of sabotage, Irans state TV reported.

We remind that, as MRC informed before, Indian Oil Corp, the country's top refiner, said in late May that it would resume purchases of Iranian oil if Washington lifts sanctions against Tehran over its disputed nuclear programme. The European Union official leading talks to revive Iran's nuclear deal said he was confident an agreement would be reached as the negotiations adjourned, although European diplomats said success was not guaranteed with very difficult issues remaining.

Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 576,270 tonnes in the first three month of 2021, up by 4% year on year. Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market totalled 410,890 tonnes in January-March 2021, up by 56% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, crude and gaz condensate, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, LDPE, HDPE, ethylene, petrochemistry, Indian Oil Corp, India, Iran.
Category:General News
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