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    Regina Co-op refinery fire
    An overnight fire at Canada’s Regina’s Co-op Refinery and upgrader on Monday was extinguished within half an hour. No one was injured.
    After two decades without a serious fire, three significant blazes at the Co-op Refinery Complex in 16 months — the most recent one overnight Monday — is cause for concern, says a Federated Co-operatives Ltd. official.

    “One fire is too many,” Vic Huard, vice-president of corporate affairs, told a news conference Monday. “Are we disappointed? Absolutely we’re disappointed … And are we working very hard to fix it? Yes.”  Huard said fortunately no one was injured when the fire broke out at 12:20 a.m. in a coker unit pump house.

    By Barb Pacholik,, Leader-Post February 11, 2013
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    Shell Oil Co reported that it contained a small fire and “release” at its 327,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Deer Park, Texas, USA according to a message on a community information line.
    The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. CST (3:30 p.m. GMT) on Tuesday, the message said. It did not specify what substance was released.

    (Reuters)  For refinery outages in the Reuters Oil Fundamentals Database, see [link] or go to ) (Reporting by Shruti Chaturvedi in Bangalore; editing by Jim Marshall)

    Shell has had annual (2007/2008/2009/2010/2011) Coker WG Compressor fires or flares.

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