A fire broke out at Sohar Refinery affiliated to Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) in its Wet Gas Scrubber while conducting heavy maintenance in the unit, according to Orpic press release.
Personnel were evacuated from the site with no injuries. Orpic's fire brigade and the Civil Defence were called to fight the fire.
Currently the company is conducting its planned shutdown "turnaround" which involves wide-ranging maintenance of the plant equipment at Sohar Refinery and the Polypropylene Plant.
The fire will not impact the fuel demand as Orpic has already made the necessary arrangements for petroleum products to meet the domestic fuel demand at all three of its supply locations - Sohar, Muscat and Salalah during the 46-day scheduled shutdown.