Traders in Asia are considering shipping diesel and jet fuel to Europe after a fire at that region’s largest oil refinery disrupted supplies and boosted fuel margins, five traders and shipbrokers said on Tuesday. Two shipbrokers said they had seen a rise in enquiries on booking long-range vessels to ship the fuels to Europe after Royal Dutch Shell shut most of the units at its 404,000 barrels per day Pernis refinery in Rotterdam following a fire in the power supply system on July 29. Although they added that no booking had been reported yet. Shipping rates have already been affected, said one of the brokers, adding that rate for a ‘Long-Range 2’ vessel plying the Middle East to Europe route is being quoted around 12 percent higher than before the Pernis refinery outage. “Loading dates (for the diesel and jet fuel cargoes) are for around mid-August, […]