A smaller fire broke out at MOL’s Danube Refinery in Százhalombatta, Hungary on Tuesday morning. MOL said the fire, which broke out in its AV-2 unit has already been estenguished with no personal injury or environmental damage.
The unit has shut down but is expected to resume normal operation in less than two weeks. The shutdown of the unit could temporarily reduce MOL’s oil refining capacity by 8000 tons per day. The company started to investigate the case.
The Danube Refinery started its operation in 1965 in Százhalombatta. It’s one of the largest refineries in the Central and Eastern European region with a refining capacity of 165,000 barrels per day, 8.1 million tonnes per year.