A fire occurred June 17 at Infineum’s lubricant additives manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany. No one was injured, but the company said today that it is still assessing damage from the incident.
The blaze broke out at 11:35 p.m. that day, according to a statement from the company, a 50-50 joint venture between ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, which is headquartered in Milton Hill, United Kingdom. Infineum said the incident stemmed from a leak of hydrocarbon feedstock in the northern section of the facility. Articles by local media reported a leak of a liquefied natural gas pipeline.