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Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com: Shell L.A. refinery flares on unit upset -reports

From Reuters

Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:25pm ET

HOUSTON, June 26 (Reuters) – A unit at Shell Oil Products U.S. 156,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in the Los Angeles suburb of Wilmington, California, was flaring on Monday afternoon because of a breakdown, according to reports filed with state and local public safety agencies.

A refinery spokeswoman declined to discuss the situation at the refinery.

One report said the flaring may have been caused by a crack in a weld on the unit.

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