A major fire occurred on Sunday in the third-largest Brazilian refinery Revap in são josé DOS Campos, state of Sao Paulo in the South-East of the country. This is with reference to the state oil and gas company Petrobras, said the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, reports UNN.
As specified, around 15:30 local time (21:30 Kyiv) were recorded fire in one of the tanks with petroleum products. High black smoke could be seen in neighboring towns. In addition to their own fire brigades refineries in the fight with a flame involved 29 members of local rescue teams and 12 cars of fire protection. As at 22:00 local time (04:00 Kiev, Ukraine) the fire is not extinguished.
Information about the causes of fires, victims and victims no. According to preliminary data, leakage of the tank contents. The incident will be an internal investigation, Petrobras said.
Commissioned in 1980, the refinery Revap daily processes up to 252 million barrels of oil, ensuring the needs of 14% of the national market. The enterprise fully provides aviation kerosene, the largest international airport in the country, “Guarulhos” in Sao Paulo.