Royal Dutch Shell has shut down"most of its units" at its Pernis facility in Rotterdam after a fire struck the facility late on 29th. July, the Anglo-Dutch crude and chemicals major confirmed on Monday.
The Shell company said the incident had been caused by a fire at power station within the facility.
Rotterdam sits in the crude oil and petrochemical hub of Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp(ARA), which is key for the production and distribution of product across the northwest Europe area.
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