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Singapore Exxon Mobil oil refinery fire leaves 2 workers dead

Singapore Exxon Mobil oil refinery fire leaves 2 workers dead

Two Singaporean contractors died in a fire at an Exxon Mobil Corp. refinery Thursday on an island off Singapore's southwestern coast, the company and police said.
Two other workers were injured in the Pulau Ayer Chawan plant fire, which was reported at 1:15 a.m. local time (1715 GMT Wednesday), Exxon Mobil said in a statement. Police said the workers, a Bangladeshi and an Indian, were taken to a hospital to be treated for burns.
Exxon Mobil said the fire was extinguished and the Singapore Civil Defence Force was investigating its cause.
In a separate statement later Thursday, Exxon Mobil said it shut down one of the refinery's two crude distillation units affected by the fire. The shut unit has a 115,000 barrel-a-day capacity, it said.
The plant's total crude oil processing capacity is 309,000 barrels a day, according to the company's Web site.
Exxon Mobil, the world's largest listed oil and gas company by market capitalization, also operates another Singapore refinery with a 296,000-barrel-a-day capacity.


Updated : 2021-07-28 12:18 GMT+08:00