Cosmo Oil Refinery Fire is Spreading, Fire Department Says

A fire at Cosmo Oil Ltd.’s Chiba refinery near Tokyo is spreading, according to Seiichi Aso, a spokesman at Ichihara fire department in Japan. The fire started after an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan.

The refinery has a capacity of 220,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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