Shell Opens Distillate Desulfurization Unit at Pernis Refinery

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) commissioned a $500 million distillate desulfurization at its Pernis refinery in Rotterdam.

The new facility will enable the refiner to increase the production of low-sulfur diesel and heating oil, according to an e-mailed statement from the company based in The Hague.

Pernis, Europe’s biggest refinery, has a capacity of about 400,000 barrels a day, according to Shell’s website.

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