Fire put out at the Nynäs refinery in Sweden

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Nynäs Petroleum reported that this Friday a fire broke out at one of the processing units of the Nynäshamn refinery in Sweden, which is owned by Petróleos de Venezuela (50%) and Neste Oil (50%). The incident was immediately brought under control by the complex's fire-fighting team and by the local fire brigade, which were able to put out the flames in 4 hours.

The fire, which was caused by a hydrogen leak, started at 2:40 p.m. (Swedish time) and was extinguished by 6:30 p.m. It is believed that one of the refinery's 3 trains will be out of service for 3 weeks, while the necessary repairs are being carried out.

Pär-Ola Andersson, Manager of the Nynäshamn refinery, declared that no one was hurt and that, thanks to the effort of the fire-fighters, the fire were kept to a minimum and did not affect the other units or the administrative buildings.

Nynäs is owned 50/50 by PDVSA and Neste Oil, which has stakes in three specialty refineries: Nynäshamn and Gothenburg in Sweden and Dundee in Scotland. The company also has a 25 percent stake in a refinery in Eastham, England and a total refining capacity of crude of 67 thousand barrels per day. Nynäs's refineries are specially designed to process heavy crude.

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