Shell reports incident at Pernis refinery

Royal Dutch Shell PLC confirmed a gas leak triggered a precautionary alarm on Jan. 27 at its 400,000-b/d Pernis refinery in the Netherlands.

The small gas leak, which occurred in a compressor associated with the plant’s desulfurization unit, was quickly vented to a safe location, with no reported injuries, according to a release from Shell Netherlands.

As a precaution, the impacted part of the refinery has been taken out of service, and an investigation into the cause of the gas leak is under way, the company said.

No timetable was available for when the refinery might resume full operations, and details regarding impacts to the plant’s processing capacity were not disclosed.

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