09 July 2009 18:09 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Shell may sell or close its 130,000 bbl/day refinery in Montreal in Canada’s Quebec province, a spokeswoman said on Thursday, confirming media reports.
The refinery employs about 500 full-time workers.
“We began a strategic review for the refinery and have informed staff,” Calgary-based Shell spokeswoman Jana Masters told ICIS news.
The review would take several months, she said, adding that Shell did not yet have a timeline for when it would make a definite decision.
The move comes as Shell is reviewing downstream operations in ?xml:namespace>
In March, Shell’s Canadian affiliate PTT Poly
Last year, the company cancelled plans for a possible grassroots refinery at
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