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Fire put out in southern Iraqi refinery, operations unaffected


Firefighters put out a small fire in Shuaiba, at one of Iraq's largest oil refineries, within 30 minutes of it starting, two refinery officials said on Thursday, adding that operations were not affected.

The fire was due to leakage from one of the pipelines which caused a small pool of crude oil waste that was ignited by a spark, the officials said.

Located near the southern city of Basra, Shuaiba refines more than 200,000 barrels per day of crude. Iraq relies especially on Shuaiba, one of its three main refineries, as another of the three, Baiji, was damaged in the war with ISIS militants.

Last Modified: Saturday، 13 July 2019 01:01 AM