Leakage of liquified petroleum gas at Mongstad stopped

December 10, 2018 10:01 CET | Last modified December 10, 2018 14:03 CET
The Mongstad facility
The Mongstad facility north of Bergen. (Photo: Espen Rønnevik / Roar Lindefjeld, Woldcam)

Right before 08:00 on Monday 10 December a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) leakage occurred at one of the Mongstad facilities.  At 09:15 it was reported that the leakage had been stopped.

All personnel not involved in the emergency response work have evacuated, and all personnel have been accounted for.

Emergency shutdown and depressurising of the leaking unit were implemented.

The facility where the leakage occurred produces naphtha, a component used in gasoline/petrol production.

The authorities have been notified and securing of the facility is underway.

Updated at 13:50 CET: At 10:16 CET the situation was normalised, and all personell returned to the facility. We are currently investigating the cause of the gas leak.

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