UpdateGermany MIRO refinery maintains production after fire

06 September 2012 16:18  [Source: ICIS news]

(updates with comment from MIRO spokeswoman)

LONDON (ICIS)--Germany’s largest refinery, Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein (MIRO) in Karlsruhe, is maintaining normal production after shutting down a desulphurisation unit following a fire early on Thursday morning, it said.

“Production at our refinery is not affected,” MIRO spokeswoman Yvonne Schonemann told ICIS.

“It's just the one desulfurisation unit that is affected. All the other processing plants run regularly,” she added. 

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, 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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