Shell stopped the largest refinery in Europe Shell's Pernis due to a fire


Royal Dutch Shell announces production shutdown at Europe's largest refinery in Rotterdam after a fire.


The fire occurred at an electrical substation at the plant in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands on Saturday in the evening. The firemen managed to localize the fire by Sunday morning. -  representative of Shell Thies van Welzen said on Sunday evening.


"Shell is in the process of closing all facilities in the plant,"said in the company . To "collapse the operation and restart the work can go" hours or even a few days. " Also, the company confirmed, that the fire is associated with a short circuit, detailed details are being clarified.


According Nefterynok: The processing capacity of Pernis refinery in Rotterdam is more than 400 thousand barrels per day - 20 million tons per year. The area of ​​the complex is about 500 hectares. The plant produces gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, lubricants, LPG and fuel oil, solvents and naphtha.



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