Due to the loud explosion, the flames went out, which is yet to be completely controlled. 4 firefighters work.
three people died during Explosion at New American Oil (NAO) Refinery In Neuquén, in Plaza Huincul. The first information indicates that this morning there was a loud bang In the refinery facilities, which generated a large amount of fire which is yet to be contained by the fire department after more than 8 hours of fighting.
So far 4 fire brigade departments, consisting of about 50 people, as well as the employees of the company are also engaged in the work.
“One of the main crude oil tanks exploded, the explosion and the shock wave were very strong,” the mayor of the oil city Gustavo Suárez told LU5.
Suarez confirmed the victims to the press and warned that they were yet to be identified.
there will be fire 90% of the refinery destroyed And firefighters are still doing containment work.
“They’re trying to stop it, especially so that it doesn’t spread to other tanks in the vicinity and they don’t explode, (they work) shutting down and cooling the surrounding tanks,” the mayor said.
The explosion caused a fire whose flames could be clearly seen at night. Shortly after the flames, 6 trucks were gutted on the spot.
For its part, the board of directors of the Rio Negro Private Oil and Gas Union declared a strike.
Plaza Huincul is located next to the Catral company and is approximately 58 kilometers from the capital Nuequen and 84 kilometers from Anello (Vaca Muerta). About 15,000 people live in the area, most of whom work in the oil and gas industry. Plants refining crude oil coming from the area are concentrated in Plaza Huincul.
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