MOSCOW (MRC) -- Equinor’s Mongstad oil refinery on Norway’s west coast evacuated 300 workers and halted part of its gasoline production following a leak, reported Reuters with reference to the company's statement.
The spill of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) led to an emergency shutdown of the refinery’s naphtha-making unit, however there were no injuries, Equinor spokeswoman Elin Isaksen said.
"Part of the gasoline production has stopped as a consequence, not all," she said.
The company declined to specify how much of its output had been stopped and how much of the facility’s operations were still working.
Local police and the fire service confirmed earlier that the leak had been stopped.
As MRC wrote before, in July 2018, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. was awarded a feasibility study contract from Equinor Energy AS to evaluate the possibilities for building a hydrogen production plant, including CO2 capture and export facilities, in Eemshaven, the Netherlands.