Fire extinguished at PetroChina's Lanzhou refinery

A fire that broke out at a PetroChina refinery and petrochemical plant in Lanzhou on Monday, has been extinguished. No casualties have been reported, as per Reuters. The plant near Lanzhou city in the northwestern province of Gansu is one of the country's oil refining hubs. It operates crude refining capacity of just over 200,000 bpd and also an affiliated petrochemical complex. Initial investigation showed the fire, which broke out at 8.39 a.m. (0039 GMT), was triggered by a leak of propylene at a 300,000 tpa air separation unit. The fire was put out at 1:45 p.m., as per a government website. It was not immediately clear if other main production facilities at the plant were affected by the fire.
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