Iran's South Pars phases catch fire
Tehran, Iran, August 31
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Flames rose up from phases 15 and 16 of Iran’s South Pars, PIME online magazine reported.
This was the most recent in a series of suspicious conflagrations at Iran’s oil and gas facilities over the past few months.
The fire happened at the industrial waste storage facilities of phases 15 and 16, it was reported.
Luckily, fire did not extend into the refinery grounds thanks to the distance between the storage facilities and the refinery’s main section.
A pillar of smoke was seen that witnesses said was rising from nylon, oil, and hydrocarbon sewage.
Some 20 to 25 firefighters from Asaluyeh managed to contain the fire after three and a half hours. No lives were lost.
There have been speculations that the fires may be the result of cyberspace attacks on Iran’s oil, gas, and petrochemical facilities.
Over the past months, fire has threatened the Gachsaran-Genaveh oil pipeline, Passargad Oil Company premises, Bisetun Petrochemical complex in Kermanshah, Bandar Emam petrochemical complex, Mahshahr petrochemical company premises, and even the Ministry of Petroleum building in Tehran.