Shell says declares force majeure on base chemicals from Singapore plant

The Shell refinery on Pulau Bukom.
The Shell refinery on Pulau Bukom. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Royal Dutch Shell has declared force majeure on production of base chemical products at its Bukom plant in Singapore, effective Dec. 1, due to a technical issue, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

The move came after a technical problem at Bukom's ethylene cracker complex, she said.

The company was seeking "to resume normal operations and supply as soon as possible, so as to minimise the potential impact on our customers," the spokesman added.