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Shell fined $80k for work safety lapses at Pulau Bukom refinery

October 30, 2012

Oil giant Shell was fined $80,000 on Monday for lapses in workplace safety that led to a 32-hour fire at the company’s Pulau Bukom oil refinery in September last year.

Court papers stated that while draining a pipeline, its contractors had used a method that allowed flammable gases to accumulate in the air.

The pipeline was connected to a tank of naphtha, a volatile liquid, and passed through a pump house where petroleum products were mixed. The contractors had used metal trays to collect the naphtha flowing out of the tank. read more

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Singapore charges Shell over safety lapses in refinery fire

SINGAPORE, Sept 4 | Tue Sep 4, 2012 12:47am EDT

(Reuters) – Authorities in Singapore have charged Royal Dutch Shell with safety lapses leading to a major fire last year at the Anglo-Dutch giant’s 500,000 barrels-per-day refinery in the city state.

Shell’s Bukom refinery is its biggest plant worldwide and makes up more than a third of Singapore’s capacity. The company faces a fine of up to S$500,000 ($402,000) if convicted in the case, which is to be heard by a court on Sept. 25. read more

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Singapore charges Shell with safety lapses in fire

Sept. 4, 2012, 3:14 a.m. EDT

By Gaurav Raghuvanshi

SINGAPORE–Singapore’s government has charged Royal Dutch Shell PLC RDS.A +0.27% for safety lapses that led to a major fire at the Anglo-Dutch oil company’s 500,000 barrel-a-day refinery in the city state last year.

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower filed a charge against Shell on Aug. 31 for an offence under the Workplace Safety and Health Act for the lapses in safety, the ministry said in a statement emailed to Dow Jones on Tuesday. The case will be heard in the Subordinate Courts on Sept. 25. The company faces a fine of up to 500,000 Singapore dollars (US$401,700) for the breach if convicted, according to the statement. read more

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Shell Probe May Keep Oil Refinery Shut Through Mid-October

By Yee Kai Pin

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) — Singapore’s investigation of a Sept. 28 fire may force Royal Dutch Shell Plc to keep its largest oil refinery shut at least through the middle of October.

The offshore Pulau Bukom refinery, which exports 90 percent of its products to the Asia-Pacific region, may be closed for a minimum of several weeks, according to Purvin & Gertz Inc., an energy consultant. Standard Chartered Plc estimated yesterday a complete shutdown may last for as long as a month. read more

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Shell in Customer Talks After Fire Shuts Its Biggest Refinery

October 01, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

By Ann Koh and Yee Kai Pin

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc is in talks with customers about the supply of products as it halts all units at its largest oil refinery after the worst fire at the Singapore plant in 23 years.

Shell is in discussions with customers “to minimize any potential impact to them,” it said today on its website. While the fire was fully extinguished on the evening of Sept. 29, the company is continuing a “progressive shutdown” of refinery units as an added precaution as it investigates the accident, Peing Tajang, a company spokeswoman, said in a separate e-mail. read more

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Shell Suspends Singapore Refinery After Fire

By Ann Koh and Yee Kai Pin – Sep 30, 2011 4:52 AM GMT+0100

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) extinguished a fire that raged for two days at its largest oil refinery and said it’s shutting processing units at the Singapore plant as a precaution.

“The fire has been extinguished at Shell refinery at Pulau Bukom,” Europe’s biggest oil company said in a statement late yesterday. “However, there are traces of fuel vapor. We are prepared to shut down all refinery units if this is considered necessary from a safety perspective, with the exception of utilities.” read more

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Shell shutting down entire Singapore refinery after fire

SINGAPORE | Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:22am EDT

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc is shutting down its entire Singapore refinery, the company’s largest, to get the fire that broke out on Wednesday under control, a senior company official told reporters.

Shell is shutting more units in the vicinity of the area where the incident happened, Martijn van Koten, vice president for manufacturing operations told reporters on Thursday, and it may take two days to complete the shutdown. read more

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Shell Singapore refinery fire burns on

By Luke Pachymuthu

SINGAPORE | Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:45pm EDT

(Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc halted tanker loading at its largest refinery, a half-a-million barrels-per-day plant in Singapore, as the company struggles to put out a fire burning since Wednesday afternoon.

The blaze has forced Shell to shut down a diesel-making unit, although the company said it could continue to supply the market from storage and other refineries.

“Fire-fighting operations are still underway,” the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) said in a statement early on Thursday. read more

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