September, 2011

This is a repeating event

201128SepAll DayPulau Bukom Refinery Fire 2011Shell Pulau Bukom (SG)Industry:RefiningCountry:SingaporeLanguage:ENLoC:Fire exposure Origin: Marsh Incident:FIREHazards:FlammableImpact:HUMAN (On Site At Risk)Effects:EnvironmentalMaterial:Naptha


A fire broke out in a refinery, reported to have started in a pump house used for blending refined products, as it was being prepared for maintenance. Site fire fighters were supported by state fire-authority forces. Non-essential staff were evacuated from the site, and neighboring units were shut down as a precaution. Further fire eruptions and explosions were reported the next morning, and the company began steps to shut down the whole refinery. The fire was reported as finally extinguished late in the evening of the second day, about 34 hours after it was first reported. The production units on the refinery were progressively restarted, and all units were back in production by the end of 2011.

[ Property Damage $150 Million. Estimated Current Value $166 Million ]

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