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Another Oil Rig Explodes and Catches Fire in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on July 25, 2010

You really have to worry about China’s record with product safety and their recent climb in use of oil and coal. Can mother nature handle all of this?

“Another oil plant caught fire on Saturday in Huizhou, South China’s Guangdong province, following the pipeline explosion in Dalian city, the Hong Kong-based Ming Pao newspaper reported. According to the local government, the fire has been extinguished with no casualties and emergency measures have been taken to prevent an oil spill. The fire started around 2 am on Saturday morning at a 15,000-cubic-meter oil tank at Daya Bay belonging to the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, the country’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas. Firefighters and local officials have joined the rescue work. The cause of the incident is still under investigation.

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