Home > News > World
Saturday March 1, 2014 MYT 5:00:02 PM
Saturday March 1, 2014 MYT 5:00:59 PM
TOKYO (Reuters) - TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK's, Japan's second-biggest refiner, said several workers were injured when a fire broke out on Saturday at the Kawasaki oil refinery near Tokyo.
The company is checking the status of oil refining operations at the plant, a company spokesman said. The 335,000 barrels per day Kawasaki oil refinery is TonenGeneral's biggest production centre, he said.
The fire is likely to have originated from the 31,000 bpd residue hydrocracking unit, which processes low-priced heavy oil into lighter products such as gasoline, and has not spread to the other facilities, local fire department officials said.
The fire broke out shortly before 2 p.m. (0500 GMT) on Saturday, but the company has been unable to identify where the fire started, said the spokesman.
(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Michael Perry)
India refinery partly shut after fire, one dead - source
Fire kills one at Chevron refinery in Mississippi - report
Texas fertilizer plant explosion leaves several injured
One injured in toxic gas leak at Total refinery in France
Four people injured in Saudi prison fire, riots - spokesman
France to rank cars for pollution, wants to phase out diesel fuel
St. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread
U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. crackdown on police brutality
Putin to push trade in Turkey despite disagreement on Syria
Taiwan begins vote testing confidence in China-friendly ruling party
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
As Flavours turns 20, here are some treats to celebrate
Windowless jet in the making
Three stop-work orders issued
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)