November 8, 2019 / 4:10 PM / a month ago

Shell says gas leak on unit at Pernis oil refinery under control

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell at a petrol station in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Belgium, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell said there was a gas leak on Friday on a unit at its 404,000 barrel per day Pernis oil refinery in the Netherlands.

The leak has been stopped and the situation at the refinery is under control, a spokesman said.

Shell did not specify the unit involved.

The company separately reported on Nov 6 that while taking one of the units at Pernis offline for scheduled maintenance flaring occurred.

Shell did not specify which unit that was.

Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar; editing by Jason Neely

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