Chinese oil terminal reopens after explosion

The oil terminal in Qingdao, China, is now open again, meaning that there will be no long-term consequences for the oil supply following the explosion of an oil pipe on Friday.

The terminal in one of China's biggest oil ports is gradually returning to normal daily operations, following a leak in oil pipe on Friday, which subsequently started burning and exploded. The accident, which killed at least 55 people, also resulted in a large oil spill. Authorities and the terminal's Sinopec employees are now working to clean up the spill, which is estimated at around 100 tons of oil and which has polluted an area of approx. five square kilometres.

As a result of the accident, six ships were sent away from the berth facilities for safety reasons, but the latest update from the port in China says that the ships can now be loaded and unloaded again.

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