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Fire at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura oil terminal injures 8 workers

8 people were injured after a blaze broke out at about 9 am today at a Saudi Aramco oil terminal.


8 people were injured after a blaze broke out on September 20, 2016, at about 9 am at a Saudi Aramco oil terminal.


State-owned Saudi Aramco said it had put out a minor fire at its Ras Tanura oil terminal where 8 workers were injured, including 6 contractors  and 2 Aramco employees.

The company said emergency fire services have fully contained the fire. Workers in the facility have been evacuated, the injured have received medical treatment.


The state-owned oil firm said the cause of the fire was not yet known. Further details about the incident have not been disclosed.


The Ras Tanura oil terminal has a refining capacity of 550,000 barrel per day, according to the Associated Press. The Ras Tanura refinery, which exports naphtha, fuel oil and middle distillates, will be shut for scheduled maintenance in December this year.

Source : Neftegaz.RU