Germany’s MIRO refinery shuts down desulphurisation unit after fire

06 September 2012 13:51  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--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
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