WATCH: Explosion at Russian gas refinery sends huge flames into air
15:44, 08 October 2021
A massive fire broke out at the under-construction gas processing plant of oil supply giant Gazprom in the Amur region in the Russian far East.
According to the Russian media, it was a natural gas explosion. The factory staff has been immediately evacuated.
Gas supply to Amur Gas Processing plant - Russiaâs largest gas processing plant in the Far East, supplying China via the Power of Siberia pipeline - and all works have been suspended, following earlier explosion and fire. The fire has been extinguished, the plant authorities said pic.twitter.com/X5vI5oXfEf
The Russian emergency services reported the fire had been put out. According to the factory officials, the situation has been taken under control.
“There was an explosion. It was an emergency, but the automatic extinguishing systems were successfully activated. No fatalities have been reported,” the factory officials said.
A gas processing plant in the Amur region is one of the biggest projects of Gazprom worth €11,4 million. The company planned to build six gas processing lines with a 42 billion cubic meters capacity. The complex should have been the second powerful gas processing site in the world.
The Amur plant is also supposed to be a major part of the Gazprom-operated pipeline “Power of Siberia” which transports natural gas from the Russian region Yakutia and Primorsky Krai to China.
Another big fire broke out at the Gazprom plant on August 4 in the city Novy Urengoy.