A large fire broke out Sunday in the base oil plant at TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K.s refinery in Arida city, Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan. No injuries were reported and the blaze had been minimized as of yesterday evening, but the company said it was still working to determine the extent of damage and length of disruption for production.
TonenGeneral said it is working to keep customers supplied using materials from other facilities operated by it and other companies. Supply of products have been adjusted to source from the companys other plants and sources to avoid inconvenience to customers, said a company press release. Monday morning shipping operations were postponed.