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Europe's Largest Refinery to shut down for Two Months


Shell-owned 400,000 b/d Pernis Oil Refinery in Rotterdam, Europe's largest, will undergo major maintenance in 12 of its units, newswires report. The maintenance is scheduled to last for up to two months. The refinery had been partially shut down earlier this year for almost two weeks, after a short circuit caused a major fire on July 31st. Royal Dutch Shell has not released any statements regarding which exact units will be involved in the maintenance.