Fire in Reliance Refinery complex of the Reliance Industries in Gujarat's Jamnagar, two persons died and six others were injured on Thursday.
The fire broke out due to gas leak in the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU), a gasoline-making unit, at the 660,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery of the RIL's Moti Khavdi refinery and eight persons suffered burn injures and were admitted to the government-run Guru Govindsinh Hospital (G G Hospital) in the city. Of them, two persons died. he codition of the six others is critical.
Reliance, controlled by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, has two advanced refineries at Jamnagar in Gujarat that can jointly process 1.2 million bpd of crude oil. The part of the refinery where the fire broke out was in the domestic tariff area (DTA) of the refinery site. The second 540,000 bpd refinery is located in the special economic zone of the refinery site.
The company, meanwhile, said in an official statement, "There was an unfortunate flash fire in one of the units under a planned maintenance shutdown in our DTA (Domestic Tariff Area) in the refinery at Jamnagar. While the Reliance fire brigade extinguished the fire swiftly, this has resulted in injuries to some contract workers, who are being provided necessary treatment. All operations of the refinery continue to be normal." A company official said the exact cause of the fire was being investigated.