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LPG Tanks Fire Extinguished at Chiba Refinery (5th Update)

March 21, 2011
Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communication Dept. Public Relations Office

The fire on the LPG Tanks and its surrounding at Cosmo Oil's Chiba Refinery (Ichihara-City Chiba-Prefecture, Executive Officer: Toshiaki Iwana) caused by the earthquake in the Tohoku-Area on March 11th has been extinguished today as of 10:10. Cosmo Oil express the sincerest apologies for the problems and unease caused to the nearby residents and to all those concerned. Every action will continue to be taken to resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Time of Incident Approx. 15:47 pm Friday, March 11 2011
Place of Incident Vicinity of LPG Tanks
March 11(Fri) 14:46 Earthquake
  15:00 Disaster Countermeasure Office created at Headquarters
  15:35 Leak near LPG Tank found
  15:37 Report to Ichihara Fire Dept.
  15:48 Fire confirmed near LPG Tank, Refinery shutdown
  16:04 Commencement of fire extinguishment on the LPG Tanks
  * fire extinguishment made under instructions from Ichihara Fire Dept.
March 21(Mon) 10:10 Fire extinguished
Injuries 6 persons
Other There are no damages to the refining units and will be confirmed through investigations to be made to resume normal operations.
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