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Shell Shuts Sarnia, Ontario, Refinery Unit in Unspecified Repair

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June 30 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it is shutting a unit at its refinery near Sarnia, Ontario.

The unit is being shut for repair, Kristina Zimmer, a company spokeswoman based in Sarnia, said today in a phone interview. The shutdown is causing increased flaring and noise, according to a company statement on its website.

Shell won’t identify the unit being repaired, comment on the effect on production or estimate how long the shutdown will last, Zimmer said.

The complex, also called the Shell Corunna refinery, processes about 72,000 barrels of crude daily, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jim Polson in New York at jpolson@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Sylvia Wier at swier@bloomberg.net

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