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Two hurt, refinery capacity halved in Statoil Norway fire

July 12, 2004
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Reuters reports that a blaze at Norway''s biggest oil refinery injured two people and forced closure of a crude oil section, Norwegian energy group Statoil said on Monday. Statoil said the fire raged for about two hours before firefighters extinguished it at about 0100 GMT. Causes of the fire were unknown. According to Statoil, the fire halved production capacity to 90,000 barrels per day. Norway is the world''s number-three crude oil exporter behind Saudi Arabia and Russia.
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