Fire hits Petrobras refinery at Parana

A small fire occurred on Nov. 28 at the crude unit of Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) 193,000-b/d Presidente Getulio Vargas refinery (Repar) at Araucaria, Parana, Brazil.

The fire, which broke out in the refinery’s distillation unit U-2100, was quickly brought under control, Petrobras said in an e-mail to OGJ.

While neither injuries nor damage to the environment occurred as a result of the incident, the distillation unit has been shut down for a technical evaluation, according to Petrobras.

There is no timetable for when the unit might restart, but supplies to the market will not be affected, the company said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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