Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla met with the head of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), Abed Ezz El Regal, and the head of the Alexandria Petroleum Company (APC), Medhat Bahgat, to discuss a recent fire in one of Alexandria’s naphtha tanks, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

El Molla issues urgent decrees to form an operational committee to follow up and prepare a final report on the fire.

The fire broke out in one of APC’s naphtha tanks belonging on December 6 due to bad weather, Bahgat said.

The company’s existing emergency plans and security protocols enabled the company to contain the fire without any injuries.

El Molla praised the governor of Alexandria, the civil defense, and the northern military zone of the armed forces, which provided emergency assistance for the petroleum sector’s fire trucks.