Industry & Safety: Methanol Plant Explodes in Libya

Libyan fireman stands in front of smoke and flames rising from an oil storage tankThe methanol plant in the Libyan oil port of Brega has stopped operations after an accidental explosion caused by a gas leak. According to Libyan officials, the plant will remain shut-in until safe operations can be guaranteed.

One worker was injured by the explosion,state-run NOC said.

Firefighters dealt with the blast, which could be heard across the surrounding area.

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