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Shell contains leak at Singapore refining-petrochemical site – spokeswoman

REUTERS Staff: JULY 31, 2017

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has contained a leak at its Pulau Bukom refining and petrochemical complex in Singapore, and operations have not been affected, a company spokeswoman said on Monday. The small leak occurred on Friday, the spokeswoman said, without revealing further details on the affected unit. The Bukom site, Shell’s largest wholly-owned plant, has a 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery and a steam cracker that produces more than 900,000 tonnes of ethylene a year. FULL ARTICLE

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  1. Bill Campbell says:

    A blog

    Hydrocarbons continue getting out the box

    With a Fire breakout at Pernis and a leak at Singapore refinery, both incidents over the last few days, it seems loss of containment is a continuing serious issue both onshore as well as offshore.

    Much has been written about FLNG suggesting Prelude for example simply just cannot afford leaks and fires because of the potential consequences – but can they be totally avoided, can they?
    Can any offshore installation meet a zero tolerance standard for leaks? What do you think?

    Bill

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