• Flash fire at Reliance Industries’ Jamnagar refinery; 8 workers injured

    Eight persons were injured when a flash fire broke out at Reliance Industries’ 33-million-tonnes -a-year refinery at Jamnagar in Gujarat.

    The fire which borke out at 3 AM was immediately extinguished and there was no impact on production, the company said in a statement.

    The fire broke out at the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU), a petrol-making unit, domestic tarrif area (DTA) refinery, which was under maintenance.

    RIL owns and operates two refineries at the Jamnagar refining complex – a 33 million tonnes a year old unit that cater to fuel demand locally and a 29 million tonnes a year only-for-export newer unit.

    “There was an unfortunate flash fire in one of the units under a planned maintenance shutdown in our DTA refinery at Jamnagar.

    “While the Reliance fire brigade extinguished the fire swiftly, this has resulted in injuries to 8 contract workers, who are being provided necessary medical treatment,” the statement said.

    RIL said all operations of the refinery continue to be normal. Adam Shaheen Womens Jersey

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