In November 2018, the CGP III plant started its operations by a highly skilled Bahraini workforce; where the first naphtha gas
shipment was exported, weighing 23,000 metric tons, and 25,000 metric tons of liquefied gas.
Police sealed off roads around the plant and warned Seaton Carew residents to stay indoors and shut their windows amidst fears naphtha gas
would ignite and explode as it was blown Northeast towards the town.
A Civil Defense official told Times of Oman, that the naphtha gas
leakage from one of the pipes linked to the tanks in Al Fahal Port, resulted in the blaze.
At Samson's news conference the country's national media, as well as Stopford, were told two people had come forward claiming naphtha gas had been put in Stopford's coffee and battery acid put in his food over a long period of time while serving in Croatia.
First, a number of poison experts claimed naphtha gas would be detectable because it floats in liquids, such as coffee, and has a distinctive smell.