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‘Major incident’ after gas leak at oil refinery

Business & Economy 02 May 2017
‘Major incident’ after gas leak at oil refinery

'Major incident' after gas leak at Grangemouth oil refinery

Image: INEOS Grangemouth refinery (file pic)

Staff at an oil refinery have been evacuated due to a suspected gas leak which police have described as a "major incident".

Ineos confirmed an incident at its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth on Twitter, adding: "Our on-site responders are continuing to manage the incident with support from the emergency services."

Crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene to support the energy giant's on-site teams.

The leak was reportedly shortly after midday and schools were reportedly alerted about the incident.

Falkirk resident David Golding tweeted: "Our kids in Grangemouth high and beancross primary being kept indoors over lunch."

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