04 December 2008 15:02 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Firefighters in the Netherlands have put out a fire at Shell’s 395,000 bbl/day Pernis refinery, which broke out at around 13.00 local time, the Anglo-Dutch oil major said on Thursday.
A Shell spokesman said the blaze, which started at a pipeline carrying heavy fuel oil, was brought under control by 15.00.
There were no injuries caused by the incident, but Shell could not confirm if the refinery was still operational or whether any downstream production had been affected. A report by news agency Reuters, citing trade sources, suggested the entire refinery had closed due to the fire.
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