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Fire at Romania’s Rompetrol Petrochemicals Kills Two, Disrupts HDPE Production

Nov 6, 2009, 7:23:22 PMArticle by Sabina Kotova
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BUCHAREST (Romania), November 6 (SeeNews) – Two people were killed and one was severely injured in a fire that broke out on Thursday evening at a section of Rompetrol Petrochemicals’ high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit, the company said on Friday.

Fire at Romania’s Rompetrol Petrochemicals Kills Two, Disrupts HDPE Production

The accident caused a temporary production halt.

“Currently the production of high density polyethylene is halted but I have no further details. Supplies to clients will not be affected in any way,” a spokesman for the company told SeeNews late on Friday.

Rompetrol Petrochemicals is part of Romania's second-largest oil group Rompetrol.

The accident occurred at the HDPE production unit that was about to be re-started following a 10-day technical overhaul.

An investigation is underway, the company said in a statement.

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