Fire at Shell Refinery on Pulau Bukom

Date September 29, 2011

Royal Dutch Shell’s Bukom refinery is located a mere two kilometers from Pulau Hantu. Some 250 Shell employees have been evacuated and at least 100 firefighters are working on site. The plant is Shell’s largest refinery, producing half-a-million barrels-a-day. It has halted tanker loading and shut down a diesel-making unit as it struggles to contain the fire. Singapore is the world’s largest market for fuel oil and Asia’s hub for crude and refined product trading, and any disruptions from the fire could impact regional prices as some capacity has already been taken offline. Read more.

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