July, 2019

This is a repeating event

201901JulAll DayArzew Explosion 2019Bethioua, Algeria (DZ)Industry:LNGCountry:AlgeriaLanguage:EN Origin: Marsh Incident:EXPLOSIONHazards:FlammableEffects:< 100 InjuriesMaterial:Methane


A fire broke out at Algeria’s main liquefied natural gas (LNG) complex in Arzew’s petrochemical hub. The fire was preceded by two explosions that were reported to shake industrial and residential buildings kilometers away. Many people initially took the blasts for an earthquake, because of their intensity. Four people were reportedly injured in the incident.