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Bloomberg: Four Workers Are Injured in Fire at Shell California Refinery

By Robert Tuttle

(Bloomberg) — Four workers were injured in a “flash fire” yesterday at an electrical substation at Royal Dutch Shell Plc.’s refinery in Wilmington, California, a spokeswoman said.

The refinery is operating normally, said the spokeswoman, Brissa Sotelo. Three of the workers have been released from the hospital and reported to work today, she said. The fourth worker is undergoing medical evaluations.

The refinery has the capacity to process 98,500 barrels of crude oil a day, according to U.S. Energy Department data.

On Jan. 29, Tesoro Corp., the second-largest refiner in the Western U.S., agreed to buy the plant and 250 filling stations for $1.63 billion. The largest refiner in the West is Chevron Corp.

To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Tuttle in New York at [email protected]
Last Updated: February 9, 2007 13:20 EST

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