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Major Fire at Shell’s Singapore Site Forces Refinery Shutdown

10:34 AM MDT | September 29, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Shell says it is taking steps to shut refinery operations at its Bukom Island complex due to a major fire at the site. Firefighters continue to fight the fire, which started yesterday. Shell says it is working closely with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to contain the fire. The units in the vicinity of the fire incident remain shut down as a precaution, and as a precautionary measure, only essential staff remains on Bukom Island, Shell says. The refinery at the site is being shut down, Shell says. Chemical operations continue at the site but Shell but...

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