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Fire put out at Shell’s German Godorf refinery

Thu Jan 9, 2014 11:07am EST

Jan 9 (Reuters) – A fire at a chemical tank at Shell’s 195,000 barrel per day Rheinland refinery in Godorf, Cologne in Germany was put out at 1515 GMT on Thursday, just over an hour after it started, the company said.

“The plant’s and the external fire brigades and the police are present and extinguished the fire,” it said, adding that its initial assessments found no sign that dangerous substances had been emitted.

In an earlier statement, Shell said that a tank of toluene, a solvent and a feedstock for the manufacture of other petrochemicals, had caught fire. read more

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4 states confirm water pollution from oil and gas drilling

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Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 14.09.18PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.

Extracting fuel from shale formations requires pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to break apart rock and free the gas. Some of that water, along with large quantities of existing underground water, returns to the surface, and it can contain high levels of salt, drilling chemicals, heavy metals and naturally occurring low-level radiation. read more

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Thai PTT not bidding for Shell’s Australian petrol stations, official says

Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 09.32.08The Australian Financial Review reported state-controlled PTT was among three consortia bidding for Shell’s Australian petrol stations in a A$3 billion ($2.67 billion) auction.

BANGKOK Thu Jan 9, 2014 9:41am IST

Jan 9 (Reuters) – A senior official from Thailand’s top energy firm, PTT Pcl, denied a media report on Thursday that the company was bidding for Royal Dutch Shell’s Australian service stations.

“We are not getting involved in the deal. We are doing nothing,” the official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters.

The Australian Financial Review reported state-controlled PTT was among three consortia bidding for Shell’s Australian petrol stations in a A$3 billion ($2.67 billion) auction. read more

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TPG circles in $3b sale of Shell petrol stations

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Screen Shot 2014-01-09 at 09.32.08Angela Macdonald-Smith, James Chessell, Sarah Thompson:

January 8, 2014

Private equity firm TPG is in the final stages of a $3 billion auction for Royal Dutch Shell’s refining and retail business in Australia, along with a consortium involving Macquarie Group.

There is also speculation a third party – potentially an Asian energy business – is also vying for the Shell assets, including its refinery in Geelong, several import terminals and a network of 900 branded service stations.

It is believed Shell’s retail partner in Australia, Coles, is monitoring the negotiations. read more

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