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Fire extinguished at Iranian petrochemicals plant

August 11/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- A fire broke out at a storage tank in a petrochemicals plant on Iran's Gulf island of Kharg, but the blaze was extinguished and there were no casualties, reported Reuters with reference to the state news agency IRNA.

"The fire was completely put out after four hours by the island's firemen," Nasser Ebrahimi, Kharg's district governor, told IRNA.

The blaze did not cause any casualties and its cause is being investigated," Ebrahimi said.

Mohammad Ali Kazemipour, spokesman for the Kharg Petrochemical Company, earlier said the incident did not affect production, the semi-official news agency ILNA reported.

As MRC informed before, Mobin Petrochemical Company reportedly shut down its refinery complex in Asaluyeh, Iran on 26 May 2021 after a flare occurred at the natural gas pipeline.

We remind that Mehr Petrochemical Company (MHPC), a major petrochemical producer in Iran, resumed  operations at its high density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in Assaluyeh, Iran in late March, 2021. This HDPE line with an annual capacity of 300,000 tons/year was shut unexpectedly in the third week of March after a technical glitch.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, June estimated HDPE consumption in Russia decreased to 125,900 tonnes from 128,300 tonnes a month earlier. Domestic producers raised their exports, while some producers' output decreased.  Overall HDPE shipments to the Russian market totalled 675,670 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, down by 6% year on year. Production increased by 12%, whereas imports fell by 33%.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, HDPE, gas processing, petrochemistry, Iran.
Category:General News
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