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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Several injured, one missing after explosion at largest oil refinery in Romania

Five people were injured, and one is missing after a fire broke following an explosion at the Petromidia refinery in Năvodari, in southern Romania’s Constanţa county, on July 2, News.ro reported.

Located on Romania's Black Sea coast, just a few kilometers away from the famous Mamaia seaside resort, Petromidia is the largest oil refinery in Romania. The refinery is owned by Rompetrol Rafinare whose majority shareholder is KazMunayGas International (KMGI) a company controlled by the Government of Kazakhstan.

“The intervention is ongoing; we are working to limit and extinguish the fire. The danger of explosion decreased, but we cannot rule it out while the fire is still burning and complications can emerge,” Raed Arafat, the head of the Emergency Situations Department (DSU), told Digi24.

The incident took place at the oil diesel hydrofining installation, the company explained. “According to internal procedures for managing crisis situations, the technological processes in the refinery were safely stopped. At this point, the intervention teams are working to control and extinguish the fire,” a statement from the company reads.

(Photo: George Calin/ Inquam Photos)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Several injured, one missing after explosion at largest oil refinery in Romania

Five people were injured, and one is missing after a fire broke following an explosion at the Petromidia refinery in Năvodari, in southern Romania’s Constanţa county, on July 2, News.ro reported.

Located on Romania's Black Sea coast, just a few kilometers away from the famous Mamaia seaside resort, Petromidia is the largest oil refinery in Romania. The refinery is owned by Rompetrol Rafinare whose majority shareholder is KazMunayGas International (KMGI) a company controlled by the Government of Kazakhstan.

“The intervention is ongoing; we are working to limit and extinguish the fire. The danger of explosion decreased, but we cannot rule it out while the fire is still burning and complications can emerge,” Raed Arafat, the head of the Emergency Situations Department (DSU), told Digi24.

The incident took place at the oil diesel hydrofining installation, the company explained. “According to internal procedures for managing crisis situations, the technological processes in the refinery were safely stopped. At this point, the intervention teams are working to control and extinguish the fire,” a statement from the company reads.

(Photo: George Calin/ Inquam Photos)

simona@romania-insider.com

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