Cause of fire at Gas to Liquids Refinery GTLR, Landfill site remains unknown

A fire broke out at the Gas to Liquids Refinery GTLR, Landfill (Compacted Domestic Waste) site, which is owned by the Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA), a subsidiary of Central Energy Fund (CEF).

PetroSA activated its Production and Fire Department Teams, along with the Mossel Bay Fire Department and Garden Route District Fire Department, as per emergency procedures. The fire was contained and fully extinguished by 11:15 pm, and no injuries were reported.

According to PetroSA, the cause of the fire has not yet been identified, and the ignition source remains unknown.

PetroSA stated: “Investigations to identify the root cause are currently underway. Emergency measures remain in place at the GTLR, Landfill (Compacted Domestic Waste) site to ensure continued safety. PetroSA is committed to ensuring the security of energy supply and safety of the environment and the community at large. PetroSA will provide updates once as more information becomes available.”

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