Royal Dutch Shell PLC said on Tuesday it was restarting a “number of units” at its 404,000 barrel per day Pernis refinery, Reuters reported.In July,
Shell shut most units the Pernis refinery in the Netherlands following a power outage caused by a fire.
Shell said it is now restarting a “number of units” at the refinery, Reuters said. The news agency said it is unclear how long the restart process will take, but it is slightly ahead of Shell’s initial expectation at the beginning of August of two weeks.
Reuters said the restart comes after Shell engineers were able to restore some of the power through alternative sources, according to industry sources.
No production units were damaged by the fire but some catalysts, used in upgrading units, will require replacing, according to the sources.
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