(Reuters) - A hydrocracker unit was shut at Royal Dutch Shell’s Martinez, California refinery after a small fire in a compressor was extinguished on Friday, an official with a state pollution regulator said.
“It was a small fire ... They couldn’t see the flames, but just the smoke,” said Randy Sawyer, chief environmental health hazards materials officer with Contra Costa County Health Services.
A Shell spokesman was not immediately available for comment.
Shell operates a 156,000 barrels per day refinery in Martinez, California.
Reporting by Vijaykumar Vedala and writing by Nallur Sethuraman in Bengaluru; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama