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Reuters: Electrical failure causes Shell Calif. upset -state

Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:57am ET

HOUSTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) – A Saturday electrical failure upset equipment at Shell Oil Co.’s (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile , Research) 99,000 barrel per day (bpd) Los Angeles-area refinery in Wilmington, California, according to a notice filed with the state Office of Emergency Management.

The early-morning upset triggered the refinery’s safety flare, according to the notice.

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