Explosion at Eni Refinery

Explosion at Eni Refinery
An explosion occurred Tuesday morning at one part of a gasification line at the Sannazzaro de' Burgondi refinery in Italy.

Eni confirmed Tuesday that an explosion occurred this morning at one part of a gasification line at its Sannazzaro de' Burgondi (Pavia) refinery in Italy.

The event had “no consequences” for the people employed in the plant and no fire occurred, according to Eni.

“Further assessments are underway to quantify the damages. The refinery is now in regular operation,” Eni said in a company statement sent to Rigzone.

Eni’s refining system in Italy comprises three company-owned refineries (Sannazzaro, Livorno and Taranto) and a 50 percent stake in the Milazzo refinery, the company’s website shows. Sannazzaro is one of the most efficient refineries in Europe, according to Eni’s website.

Eni describes itself as one of the global oil and gas “super-players”. The company operates in 67 countries worldwide and employs more than 30,000 people, according to its website.

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