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Canadian & Malaysian Refinery Fires Under Control

Canadian refinery fireCanada – Ontario Refinery Fire

Imperial Oil expects operations at its 121,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Sarnia, Ontario, to quickly return to normal after a brief fire on Monday, a company spokesman said.

A small electrical fire broke out in a power substation shortly before 1 p.m. EST on Monday and was put under control in 20 minutes by the refinery’s in-house fire department, spokesman Jon Harding said on a phone call.

“We are in the process of returning the plant back to normal,” Harding said.

Harding declined to comment on whether units were shut down during the fire, but said the company has notified the community of possible flaring as operations return to normal.

It is common for units to flare during startups.

Canadian-based Imperial Oil’s largest shareholder is ExxonMobil.

Malaysia Refinery Fire Port Dickson Refinery

Petron Malaysia reported no injuries or supply disruptions from the fire at their Port Dickson refinery Friday.

Petron Malaysia said a fire broke out at its Port Dickson oil refinery on Friday, but there were no injuries or supply disruptions.

The fire started at 21:00 local time (13:00 GMT) and was put out two hours later, the company said on its Facebook page on Saturday.

Petron Malaysia said it was assessing the damage and investigating the cause of the fire at the refinery, which has a capacity of 88,000 bbpd.

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