At 6:20 p.m. on July 16, an explosion hit an oil pipeline 0.9 meters in diameter and triggered an adjacent smaller pipeline to explode near Xingang Port, Dalian.
On July 17, the oil spill cleanup operation started.
On July 20, maritime authorities lifted a partial ban on maritime traffic at Dalian.
On July 22, CNPC said the exploded pipeline connecting Xingang Port and its Dalian Petrochemicals resumed normal operation; the first oil tanker berthed at Xingang Port since the blasts.
On July 23, the State Administration of Work Safety and Ministry of Public Security released the results of a joint investigation.
On July 29, Xingang Port resumed full operations.
(Source: Xinhua News Agency)