Interior Ministry warns against flying thermal balloons near oil facilities

Interior Ministry warns against flying thermal balloons near oil facilities

The interior ministry's security installations' department warned Thursday against using thermal balloons near petroleumfacilities or installations, particularly during night time.


In a statement, the ministry said that thermal balloons cannot be controlled once high up in the air, therefore it

can be dangerous near the facilities which can spread further heavy gases from oil refineries and storages. Those balloons can also form a dangerous threat of explosions to nearby facilities, the it noted. The statement also called on citizensand residents alike to cooperate and to protect such vital facilities.