Shell Refinery in Rotterdam to Remain Closed Until at Least Mid-August

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Royal Dutch Shell says a refinery in Rotterdam it largely shut down over the weekend following a fire at an electricity station will remain closed until at least mid-August.

Aug. 1, 2017, at 9:56 a.m.

The Associated Press

Explosion bei Shell in den Niederlanden

Shell spokesman Thijs van Velzen says the fire started late Saturday, July 29, 2017 and was extinguished by Sunday morning. Nobody was injured.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell says a refinery in Rotterdam that it largely shut down over the weekend following a fire at an electricity station will remain closed until at least mid-August.

The energy multinational said in a statement Tuesday that it expects to restart operations at the Pernis refinery “at the earliest in the second half of August.”

The Pernis refinery in Rotterdam’s sprawling port is Europe’s largest. It has the capacity to refine just over 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

The company…

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