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Chemical leak occurs at Shell‘s plant, fire breaks out at ExxonMobil

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team - content@chemorbis.com
  • 12/01/2017 (15:20)
According to media reports, two global petrochemical producers, Shell and ExxonMobil had safety incidents at their plants in Singapore one after another.

A chemical leak occurred at Shell’s Pulau Bukom oil and petrochemical facility on January 9, Monday. Another producer, ExxonMobil also had a fire incident at its chemical plant on Jurong Island a day earlier.

No injuries were reported while both companies are conducting investigations regarding the incidents.

Shell confirmed that the leak took place in a plant that had already been closed for maintenance while the company did not reveal any information about the leaked chemical based on commercial confidentiality.

The fire at ExxonMobil’s plant was reported to be related to a residual hydrocarbon and the emergency support was provided. A source from the producer reported that the fire did not affect their downstream operations.
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