ZAGREB, June 20 A fire broke out at an oil
refinery in the central town of Croatian town of Sisak on
Monday, state television reported.
"Firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire. The smoke
has gone some 200 metres into the air," the report said. The
60,000 barrel-a-day refinery is owned by the INA oil and gas
The company's biggest shareholder is Hungary's MOL
which owns 47.46 percent. The Croatian government owns 44.84
INA is one of the biggest Croatian companies with upstream
and downstream segments. It is active in gas and oil exploration
at home, in Africa and the Middle East.
It has two refineries, one in the central town of Sisak and
another in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka.
A similar fire hit the Sisak refinery in early 2010.
Both refineries are undergoing modernisation work to be able
to produce products for European Union markets. Croatia is on
the verge of completing EU entry talks could join the block in
(Reporting by Igor Ilic; Editing by Jon Boyle)