uncategorized · 11/12/2013

Leak of LPG at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery

Neste Oil Corporation
Press Release
12 November 2013 at 4.35 p.m. EET

Leak of LPG at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery

A leak from a valve at a unit that had been shut down for maintenance took place at Neste Oil's Porvoo refinery this afternoon, involving LPG containing a very small quantity of hydrofluoric acid. As a result of the leak, a general alarm was issued covering the refinery site and surrounding area in Tolkkinen and people were instructed to stay inside. The leak proved to be minor and the instruction calling for people to stay inside was rescinded at around 4 p.m. local time for all areas other than the immediate vicinity of the leak. No injuries have been incurred as a result of the leak. As LPG, which is colorless and non-toxic, is highly inflammable, a leak of this material is always potential dangerous.

Measures to deal with the leak are currently under way and are being managed by the refinery's fire service in collaboration with the Eastern Uusimaa rescue services.

Neste Oil Corporation

Kaisa Lipponen
Director, Corporate Communications

For further information, contact Production Manager Jari Koskinen, tel. +358 (0)50 458 2164.

Neste Oil in brief

Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company concentrating on low-emission, high-quality traffic fuels. The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world's leading supplier of renewable diesel. Neste Oil had net sales of EUR 17.9 billion in 2012 and employs around 5,000 people, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Neste Oil is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Ethibel Pioneer Investment Register, and has featured in The Global 100 list of the world's most sustainable corporations for many years. Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) has ranked Neste Oil as one of the best performers in the oil & gas sector. Further information: