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Japan – Cosmo Oil Refinery Fire

cosmo ref fireJapanese refiner Cosmo Oil Co said today the 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) No.1 crude distillation unit (CDU) at the 220,000 bpd Chiba refinery was still operating after an on-the-ground gas pipeline caught fire the previous night.

The fire was extinguished late yesterday and there were no injuries, the company said.

Two secondary units were shut down after the fire, a company spokesman said, without identifying the units.

The 120,000 bpd No.2 CDU at the refinery is shut for planned maintenance.

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