Europe’s biggest refinery, Pernis, is currently “out of order”, Shell said late Tuesday, adding that the power station where a fire started Saturday evening needs to be repaired before “the refinery can be rebooted step by step”. Refinery: Pernis, The Netherlands Owner: Shell Overall capacity: 404,000 b/d Unit affected: Unknown Duration: Since Saturday, July 29 Earlier a Shell spokesman said operations were expected to restart “at the earliest in the second half of August.” The company declined to comment about the status of loadings from the site, but said it regretted the impact “this may cause on our customers.” “We are doing everything we can to minimize impact to our customers,” it said. Shell also confirmed its Moerdijk steam cracker in the Netherlands is in operation, but declined to give further details. LPG traders said Shell had stopped LPG loadings Monday from the Pernis plant, while ULSD and jet […]