A disaster nearly struck at Statoil's Norwegian oil refinery Mongstad in October 2016. In relation to an inspection, a leak was found springing from a gas pipe with a diameter of 15 centimeters. When the operating technician tried to close it, the valve became loose and the pipe broke off. The incident was classified as a code red and 600 employees were evacuated. In its own report, Statoil determined that the result could have entailed fatalities.
Yet the oil company will not necessarily be let off the hook. Last March the Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway released its report on the case and now the authority has asked the Norwegian police to investigate whether Statoil should be penalized for the incident, reports Norwegian media Sysla.
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