Fire hits Shell’s German refinery

A fire that broke out in a chemical tank on Jan. 9 at Shell’s 327,000-b/d Rheinland refinery near Cologne, Germany, has been contained, the company said.

The fire, which occurred at about 15:00 GMT at a toulene tank, was extinguished by both on-site and off-site fire brigades by 16:15 GMT, according to a statement posted to Shell Deutschland Oil’s web site.

The company confirmed no casualities have been reported as a result of the incident, but the status of current operations at the refinery was not disclosed.

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