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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Yuji Okada in Tokyo at yokada6@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Clyde Russell at crussell7@bloomberg.net

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.