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UPDATE 2-Fire at Shell's Scotford refinery extinguished - company

Mon, 15th Apr 2019 18:32

(Adds that fire now extinguished)

CALGARY, Alberta, April 15 (Reuters) - Emergency crews have extinguished a fire that broke out at Royal Dutch Shell's Scotford refinery in Alberta on Monday, a company spokeswoman said.

There were no injuries.

The Scotford facility houses a 100,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery and a 255,000 bpd oil sands upgrader.

Local media earlier reported flames and a large plume of black smoke coming from the refinery.

Shell spokeswoman Tara Lemay said the fire broke out around 8:45 a.m. local time and employees were moved away from the site as a safety precaution.

"Everyone is accounted for and no injuries have been reported," she added.

Crews remain on the scene and roadblocks are still in place at the entrances to the Scotford site and on roads nearby.

The company has notified the Alberta Energy Regulator.

Lemay did not immediately give any details about the impact on production. A report from energy information provider Genscape said a 48,000 bpd hydrocracker and integrated 65,000 bpd hydrotreater were shut following the fire. (Reporting by Nia Williams in Calgary and Harshith Aranya in Bengaluru Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

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