Contractors refusing to work on Stanlow oil site (above) after “numerous safety concerns”
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The fire recently reported in the news media (links below) was in the SHOP plant (Shell Higher Olefins Plant) which is Shell-owned but Essar operated:
The cause of the fire has not been announced publicly but is being investigated in detail.
Essar has a history of safety incidents during their operation of the Stanlow refinery (anecdotally the safety performance is gradually getting worse the longer Essar own the refinery):
The latest incident is the SHOP plant fire. The outcome of which is to lay off 184 people due to rebuilding the units being un-economic:royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net, shell2004.com, shellshareholders.org, don-marketing.com and cybergriping.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article: royaldutchshellplc.com