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Shell’s Pernis Refinery Closed After Fire

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Shell’s 404K b/d Pernis refinery at Rotterdam, the largest in Europe has been temporarily closed following a fire, with the majority of the facility’s production units taken offline as a safety precaution, according to a statement from the company. The closure of the refinery has further tightened diesel supply in Europe, following instances of unplanned or ahead of schedule maintenance at Total’s 230K b/d refinery in Leuna, Germany in May (although this facility was recently restarted)and Hellenic’s 100K b/d plant in Elefsina, Greece since early July, newswires report.