- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CONVENT, La. (AP) - Shell Oil Co. officials say workers battled a fire at Motiva Enterprises’ Convent crude oil refinery in St. James Parish for 45 minutes before extinguishing the blaze.

The fire broke out in an unidentified processing unit at about 3:40 p.m. Monday inside the Mississippi River oil complex between La. Highway 70 and River Road along the Ascension Parish line.

Convent refinery spokesman Kevin Hardy Jr. tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1liBFBM ) internal refinery firefighters put out the fire by 4:25 p.m.

He said the fire resulted in no injuries and no off-site impact as detected by fence line monitors.

Hardy said the cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com



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