29 June 2011 17:15 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Shell will continue running its 5.5m tonne/year refinery in Hamburg-Harbug, Germany, until March 2013, almost a year longer than planned, the energy and chemicals major said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, talks to sell the refinery’s base oil operations are continuing, Shell added without disclosing details.
Under those plans, Shell was to close the refinery in the second quarter of 2012 and to complete the conversion of the site into a terminal in the course of 2012.
Shell said it obtained approval from authorities to continue running the refinery for an additional 10 months to March 2013. A further extension will not be possible, it added.
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