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Sonatrach refutes misleading information concerning fire in industrial zone of Arzew

June 28, 2022

ALGIERS – The national company Sonatrach has refuted the “misleading and fabricated information” disseminated by certain pages on social networks concerning a fire in the industrial zone of Arzew, while reassuring about the safety of its production facilities and that of citizens residing near the industrial area.

“Certain pages on social networks have disseminated false information concerning a fire in the industrial zone of Arzew, widely relayed without ensuring the veracity of the information,” indicated Sonatrach in a press release published on its Facebook page on Sunday.

“The company refutes this false and misleading information, while reassuring about the safety of its production facilities and citizens residing near the industrial zone. It categorically denies any danger that could threaten their safety”, indicated the same source.

” Sonatrach welcomes the return to service of its industrial units in Arzew after the shutdown of some of them due to power cuts and continues to operate the remaining units after the necessary inspection and technical overhaul operations in order to ensure their safety and ward off any possible danger,” the statement read.

The area of ​​Gdyel in the wilaya of Oran recorded, Sunday, at 8:17 p.m. a tremor with a magnitude of 5.1 degrees on the open Richter scale, followed by two other aftershocks of magnitude 3.2 and 4 degrees .

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