HOUSTON (Reuters) - A fire broke out on a crude unit at Royal Dutch Shell Plc's 325,700 barrel-per-day (bpd) joint-venture Deer Park, Texas, refinery on Thursday, said sources familiar with plant operations.
Shell spokesman Ray Fisher confirmed a fire at the refinery, and said workers at the complex were sheltering in place. Fisher said the company would release a statement about the fire.
No injuries were reported due to the fire on Thursday morning, the sources said.
The fire broke out on the 270,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) DU-2 crude distillation unit, the largest at the Deer Park refinery, the sources said. It was unclear if DU-2 was still operating after the fire.
The Deer Park refinery is co-owned by Shell and Petroleos Mexicanos [PEMX.UL] (Pemex), Mexico's national oil company.
(Reporting by Erwin Seba; Editing by Bernadette Baum)