British-Dutch Oil Giant Shell Shutters Europe’s Largest Refinery After Fire

British-Dutch Oil Giant Shell Shutters Europe’s Largest Refinery After Fire

The British-Dutch oil giant Shell said it was temporarily shutting down Europe’s biggest refinery after a pre-dawn fire broke out at a power station on the vast site on Sunday.

Flames billowed into the sky over the port of Rotterdam after the blaze erupted at a high-voltage power station at the Shell Pernis refinery.

Firefighters brought the fire under control by around 6:00 am (0400 GMT).

“Shell is in the process of shutting down all the units at the site,” a Shell spokesman told AFP.

The units are all interconnected and “several of them are out of service due to the power outage caused by the fire,” he said.

It takes “hours, or even several days” each time that operations are closed down or restarted, he said. Read More…

 

 

Credit By: ET Energy World

 

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