An explosion followed by a fire occurred on Tuesday night at ammonia station 3 of the Azomures chemical works, with a man about 50 years old sustaining an upper limb fracture. After the incident, a RO-ALERT message was issued to inform the population in the neighbouring area. According to the Mures Emergency Management Inspectorate, the explosion occurred at around 01:00hrs, EEST.
Rompetrol Refinery Director General Felix Crudu-Tesloveanu said on Friday that the fire at Petromidia started at the gasoline hydrofining installation and the ensuing blast generated three more outbreaks, with the probable cause being a cracked pipe. He said that the fire broke out on a platform where there is various industrial equipment and where five people were working.
The fuel market fell sharply during 2020.
According to ELSTAT data, a total of 6,688 million metric tons of fuel of all categories were handled compared to 7,281 million metric tons in 2019, with a decrease of 8.1%. The decline in diesel was also significant, as the decline in gasoline reached 23% while in diesel 6.5%.
Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. took successful delivery today of the newbuilding LNG Carrier 'Aristarchos', built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, S.Korea. With cargo capacity of 174,000 m3, the vessel is highly efficient, propelled with XDF engines and equipped with the latest available technologies, including an air lubrication system and increased filling limits (more than 99%).