Fire breaks out at Exxon's Rotterdam refinery; no injuries reported

Fire breaks out at Exxon's Rotterdam refinery; no injuries reported

6:27 AM, 22nd August 2017
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ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: ExxonMobil Corporation (XOM) said that a fire broke out at its refinery in Rotterdam but that there were no injuries and most of the facility remained operational.

The fire erupted in the power former unit of the complex and some flaring occurred to reduce pressure, Exxon said, adding it was cooperating with local emergency personnel.

The complex can process about 190,000 barrels per day and the rest of the refining units and a connected chemical plant were still online, Exxon said.

"We regret the incident and any inconvenience caused to the community," Exxon spokeswoman Ellen Ehmen said in an emailed statement.

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