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2018

Husky Energy Refinery fire, Wisconsin, USA 2018

Husky Energy Refinery fire, Wisconsin, USA 2018

An initial explosion have hit a tower, near giant asphalt storage tanks. A storage tank was punctured, and a second fire erupted. The explosion injured 21 people at the plant and led to the evacuation of nearly the entire city of Superior. The refinery can process up to 38,000 barrels of oil a day. Husky shares fell 8 percent to C$17.54 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the same day it reported financial results. The explosion and fire at Husky Energy’sSuperior refinery resulted in $27 million in damage and $53 million in expenses, according to the company’s second quarter results.

2018

Tankstore Fire, Pulau Basang, Singapore 2018

Tankstore Fire, Pulau Basang, Singapore 2018

A fire had broken out at an oil storage tank at Tankstore’s Pulau Busing terminal in Singapore. Firefighters took six hours hours to extinguish the blaze. The terminal has a total capacity of 2 million cubic meters, or 112 tanks, to store petroleum and petrochemical products. The fire-struck storage tank was said to have contained fuel oil. The cause of the fire is not yet known and is under investigation.

2018

Kemaman Bitumen Company Fire, Terengganu, Malaysia 2018

Kemaman Bitumen Company Fire, Terengganu, Malaysia 2018

A fire broke out and quickly affected 3 storage tanks. Despite the best efforts of 140 firefighters and rescue personnel, the blaze burned for 3 days. 1 storage tank was destroyed and 1 person injured. The three affected oil tanks at the six-tank facility contained a total of around 20,000 litres of crude oil. 14,000 litres of foam concentrate was used by the fire department in the 3 day operation. Experts estimated the cost of the incident to be around: 35 M USD.

2018

Fida Oil Farm, Ras Lanuf, Libya 2018

Fida Oil Farm, Ras Lanuf, Libya 2018

Recent eruptions of violence in Libya’s so-called ‘oil cresent’ between armed forces loyal to Haftar’s Libyan National Army and rival armed groups resulted in another row of burning oil tanks. As a result of the shelling, three oil tanks at the Fida Oil Farm, west of the Ras Lanuf oil terminal were hit and caught fire. Oil tanks are being destroyed almost every year in Libya since 2014 thus damaging the already ailing economy. Tank No. 2 held 200,000 barrels of crude before it was hit, and No. 12 held 240,000 barrels, a firefighting official said, adding crews were running out of foam to contain the blazes. The NOC earlier put the immediate production loss from fighting at the ports at 240,000 barrels per day, expected to rise to 400,000 bpd if they remained shut. Later a third tank caught fire. Experts estimated the damage to be around USD 100 Million.

2018

Daehan Oil Corp Fire, Goyang, Korea, 2018

Daehan Oil Corp Fire, Goyang, Korea, 2018

One person was arrested when a sky lantern released by a construction worker, caused a massive fire that erupted at a large oil storage facility in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province.
The fire, caused USD 3.7 million worth of damage, and it took firefighters 17 hours to extinguish.

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