Refinery burns for second day in Tehran

2 weeks ago

An oil refinery is on fire for the second day south of Tehran, Iran’s capital city.

The fire started at the state-owned Tondgooyan Petrochemical Co. on Wednesday evening. Since then, firefighters have been trying to extinguish the fire.

The fire was reportedly caused by a leak in two waste tanks at the facility. Authorities initially speculated that the fire affected a liquefied petroleum gas pipeline.

Iran’s oil minister has already visited the scene. He assured residents that the accident would not affect production, but on Thursday morning, Iranians lined up for gasoline.

Representatives of the refinery hope that the fire will extinguish on its own when it runs out of fuel.