La Libertad Refinery Fire Controlled With No Injuries

(Energy Analytics Institute, 11.May.2016, Clifford Fingers III) – A fire at the Parson plant of the La Libertad refinery, located in the Santa Elena province, was controlled within five minutes.

The fire was caused by a leak at a cargo pump which caught fire when it contacted a hot surface, reported EP PetroEcuador in an official statement on its website.

Operations at the Universal plant were suspended as part of preventative measures, according to the state oil company.

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