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Bloomberg: Shell Reports Flaring From Olefins Unit at Deer Park Refinery

By Robert Tuttle

Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest publicly traded oil company, reported flaring from an olefin unit in the chemical plant of its Deer Park, Texas, refinery yesterday, according to a filing with state regulators.

The flaring, or burning of chemicals into the air, lasted about 6 ½ hours yesterday, according to the report. Inputs to the unit were directed to another olefins unit.

Olefins units are involved in petrochemical production. A Shell spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

Shell operates an integrated refinery and petrochemical plant at Deer Park, about 20 miles east of Houston. The plant can process 340,000 barrels of oil a day.

To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Tuttle in New York at [email protected]

Last Updated: October 16, 2007 15:33 EDT

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