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Leakage of liquified petroleum gas at Mongstad stopped

10 December 2018 , 17:47Neftegaz.RU274

Oslo, December 10 - Neftegaz.RURight before 08:00 on Monday 10 December a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) leakage occurred at one of the Mongstad facilities. At 09:15 it was reported that the leakage had been stopped.

Equinor reported this on December 10, 2018,


All personnel not involved in the emergency response work have evacuated, and all personnel have been accounted for.


Emergency shutdown and depressurising of the leaking unit were implemented.


The facility where the leakage occurred produces naphtha, a component used in gasoline/petrol production.

The authorities have been notified and securing of the facility is underway.


At 10:16 CET the situation was normalised, and all personell returned to the facility. We are currently investigating the cause of the gas leak.


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