Total’s Antwerp refinery explosioni n Belgium killing two people

Explosion at Total’s Antwerp refinery kills two

5:34 AM, 20th November 2013
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ANTWERP, BELGIUM: An explosion at Total’s Antwerp refinery in Belgium, Europe’s second-largest, killed two people, forced the evacuation of the site and caused the shutdown of a gasoline producing unit. According to industry intelligence firm Genscape, the 57,500 barrel per day (bpd) gasoline hydrotreater was shut shortly after the explosion.

“The explosion occurred in a steam system of a gasoline producing unit. There was no fire, nor any release of hydrocarbons into the atmosphere. As a consequence of the explosion, a part of the installations are stopped, and the emergency plan of the refinery has been activated,” said the company in an emailed statement.


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