Iran's Tehran refinery to resume operation following fire incident

Business Materials 3 June 2021 13:41 (UTC +04:00)
Iran's Tehran refinery to resume operation following fire incident

TEHRAN, Iran, June.3


Considering the decline of fire flames in the Tehran refinery, it is predicted that the refinery would resume production in the coming hours, said the head of the refinery's public relations.

The volume of fire flames has dropped to five percent of the main fire volume (started Wednesday), it is predicted that fire would be fully extinguished in coming hours, said Shaker Khafaei, Trend reports citing SHANA.

"At the moment heavier oil materials are being dealt with, burning oil products would take more time but it has been predicted that the refinery would operate again in coming hours in case fire is fully extinguished and the reservoir is cleaned," he noted.

"The latest fire flames are related to cold slops and we hope to fully extinguish it. Claims of some media about the sound of the explosion was sound of fallen sheets inside the reservoirs that occurred after burning of oil products and was not related to any explosion," Khafaei added.

Expanding fire incident occurred on Wednesday night due to a leak from an oil waste reservoir, the fire has been controlled currently and firefighters efforts continue to fully extinguish the fire, the incident did not have any casualties.