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    Just looked out my window and there is a massive fire, at i think, one of the Jurong refineries

    Huge Mushroom cloud (hundreds of feat high)



    The flame (at least 50ft high)



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    so this is the fire me looking at just now.


    Tot some buildings on fire then...
    Heehee... *Phew*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alankpy View Post
    so this is the fire me looking at just now.


    Tot some buildings on fire then...
    Heehee... *Phew*
    Phew? This is not natural, id prefer a house to be on fire, a refinery could blow! This could be a purge, but i believe it is way too big to be so.

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    so...this is our contribution to the Haze?

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    i can see this from my place in AMK too. it's still sprouting flames as of this posting.
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    Dont worry guys... the fire wont cause any damage... That particualar Refinary Company Just letting off some gas from it pipe... thus causing a huge fire....

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    What a waste.....Wondering why can't they convert it into usable energy...moreover gas is so expensive

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    Not something you'll see everyday. Is it within air pollution laws?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FC_Photographer View Post
    Dont worry guys... the fire wont cause any damage... That particualar Refinary Company Just letting off some gas from it pipe... thus causing a huge fire....
    Are you sure? Usually its not this big at all.

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    they not letting off those useable gas... i also dono wat gas izzit.. but from wat i know.. i just some unwanted gas.... and yes.. it not against the law of air pollution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC_Photographer View Post
    they not letting off those useable gas... i also dono wat gas izzit.. but from wat i know.. i just some unwanted gas.... and yes.. it not against the law of air pollution...
    From my knowledge, its usually gas which a) is above an oilfield and has to be tapped off or burnt in order to prevent an explosion when drilling for oil, or b) in the refining process when extra gas is produced which is not required and is therefore burnt off to prevent pressure build up.

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    ya.. u are right.... anyway... izzit still burning?? cos i be seeing it during my duty @ Jurong Island... from morning LOL!!!!

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    an update from my bedroom as of some minutes ago.

    guess this is gonna continue for the whole night.

    hehe ... ignore the lens flare


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    Quote Originally Posted by Magix88 View Post
    an update from my bedroom as of some minutes ago.

    guess this is gonna continue for the whole night.

    hehe ... ignore the lens flare

    wah.. by exposing for the foregound.. u made the fire look real fierce...

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    Once every few months, the oil refineries will do that big purge, causing that huge vertical flame. From my house, I have the full view of the Tuas and Jurong Island area, and I see this every few months. This current huge flame is from Jurong Island, but sometimes you can see another one coming from the Tuas area. Currently, I am working inside the Jurong Island, so I can see that particular tower everyday. There is always flame coming out from it, but most of the time it is just a small flame.

    I remember there was once when the Jurong Island and Tuas both lit up on the same night. It was like a huge fire display. I don't even need to switch on my lights to see.

    As of now, it is still spouting that huge flame as seen from my office.
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    should tell them to notify CSers, then we can all mount tripods and take long exposure... esp the initial spark...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FC_Photographer View Post
    they not letting off those useable gas... i also dono wat gas izzit.. but from wat i know.. i just some unwanted gas.... and yes.. it not against the law of air pollution...
    If its good enough to burn, its good enough to produce energy. This is wasted. Trouble is the reason they do this is probably because its not 'economically viable' to take the gas and keep it. They make a lot more money from refining and selling the oil than the gas.

    One day when all the petroleum in the world has depleted, they will look back at this and weep

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    the chimmey "live" in action 15min ago...


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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    If its good enough to burn, its good enough to produce energy. This is wasted. Trouble is the reason they do this is probably because its not 'economically viable' to take the gas and keep it. They make a lot more money from refining and selling the oil than the gas.

    One day when all the petroleum in the world has depleted, they will look back at this and weep
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    I'm sure u'll make a fine candidate for Greenpeace.
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