Fire Breaks Out at Lukoil Neftochim Burgas Refinery

Business » ENERGY | May 15, 2015, Friday // 18:41
Bulgaria: Fire Breaks Out at Lukoil Neftochim Burgas Refinery Photo by BGNES

A fire broke out on the territory of the Burgas-based Lukoil Neftochim refinery on Friday.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

The flames erupted during tests of a new heavy oil residue conversion unit, according to reports of private TV station bTV.

The reasons for the incident have not been conclusively identified.

One of the options involves a short circuit and the other one depressurisation of a relief valve.

The Burgas Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Waters (RIEW) has alleviated concerns about excessive air pollution.

The new installation is to be unveiled on March 20 in the presence of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

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