Germany’s MIRO refinery shuts down desulphurisation unit after fire
06 September 2012 13:51 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>Germany’s largest refinery, Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein (MIRO) in Karlsruhe, shut down a desulphurisation unit following a fire early on Thursday morning, it said.
The fire occurred at a pump at around 01:00 Germany time. The desulphurisation unit has been shut down. There was no danger to residents, the company said.
MIRO did not say whether production at the refinery was affected. A company media official could not immediately be reached for additional comment.
MIRO, with a processing capacity of 15.5m tonnes/year, is described as Germany’s largest refinery. It is a joint venture between Phillips 66, Esso, Ruhr Oel and Shell.By: Stefan Baumgarten+1 713 525 2653
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