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Kurdistan LPG plant explosion kills one

25 June 2012

Dana Gas has confirmed that a road tanker explosion at its Khor Mor LPG plant in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq caused one death and four injuries. Two LPG road tankers belonging to a local gas trader caused a fire during filling at the plant loading facility on June 22, according to a company statement.

The Dana Gas LPG plant at Khor Mor has been operational for over a year
The Dana Gas LPG plant at Khor Mor has been operational for over a year

Dana Gas said the explosion and subsequent fire had caused extensive damage to the loading facility.

Immediate medical support was available to the injured and fire-fighting teams extinguished the fire within two hours, the company said.

As a precautionary measure, Dana Gas temporarily shut down the plant while a full investigation is conducted and repairs carried out. Partial production restarted on June 23 supplying gas to local power stations.

Dana Gas is based in the United Arab Emirates Dana and has been active in Kurdistan since April 2007. The LPG production facility at Khor Mor was opened in early 2011. 

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