Shell says fire contained at Singapore plant

Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:59pm IST

Smoke and flames engulf the Royal Dutch Shell's Pulau Bukom offshore petroleum complex in Singapore September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Smoke and flames engulf the Royal Dutch Shell's Pulau Bukom offshore petroleum complex in Singapore September 28, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Edgar Su

Related Topics

REUTERS - Royal Dutch Shell said it had contained a fire at its 500,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery in Singapore.

The company said all its staff were accounted for and non essential staff had been evacuated to safety.

"We believe it was an accident. A full investigation will be conducted once the fire is put out," Shell said.

Neighbouring units were shut down as a precaution. In the process of a shutdown, Shell advised that a larger flare would be visible and that the flare was no cause for alarm, as no toxic vapours were being released.

One Shell firefighter sustained a superficial injury, and five other firefighters had heat exhaustion and pulled muscle, the company added.

Shell had earlier said it shut some units at its refinery after the fire.

(Reporting by Naveen Arul in Bangalore)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Ukraine Crisis

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Syria Crisis

Syria Crisis

U.N. Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead.  Full Article 

Shown The Door

Shown The Door

Saudi spy chief, architect of Syria policy, replaced.  Full Article 

Ambassador Kidnapped

Ambassador Kidnapped

Jordanian ambassador seized in Libya, kidnappers demand prisoner release.  Full Article 

Tax Fraud

Tax Fraud

Berlusconi ordered to do community service for tax conviction.  Full Article 

Sanctions On Iran

Sanctions On Iran

Rouhani says Iran sanctions will unravel in months.  Full Article 

Death Threats

Death Threats

Poland's PM says daughter gets more security after death threats.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage