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SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's state oil company ENAPsaid on Wednesday it had controlled a fire at a small offshoreoil and gas platform in Argentina and saw no need to boostcrude imports.
The company's Argentine unit Enap Sipetrol said in an emailmessage to Reuters that the platform, which provides oil toArgentine refineries, has not yet a date to restart operationsand that it was investigating the cause of the fire.
Enap added that there was no crude leaking into theAtlantic Ocean from the platform produces around 408 barrels ofoil per day and 290,000 cubic meters of natural gas.
Enap is a marginal producer of gas and oil with mostactivities focused on the refining of oil for the local market.The company is the main provider of fuel products in Chile.
The fire comes only a day after an explosion ripped througha major Mexican refinery, killing one worker and pushinggasoline and diesel prices higher.
It also adds to a year marred by serious accidents in theNorth American oil industry, including the Deepwater Horizonoil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and a major pipeline oil leakin Michigan. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Marguerita Choy)