UPDATE 1-Murphy says small fire overnight at UK refinery

* Refinery production stopped for “a period”

* Fire caused by power outage; now extinguished

* Gas flows from South Hook also impacted

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LONDON, July 21 (BestGrowthStock) – A small fire broke out at Murphy
Oil Corp’s (MUR.N: ) 108,000 barrel per day Milford Haven oil
refinery in Wales overnight and was quickly extinguished, the
company said on Wednesday.

Murphy Oil said the fire in the refinery’s processing unit
was caused by an external power failure.

“There was a total power failure so that stopped the
processing for a period,” the spokeswoman said, adding she would
check further details.

A tanker at Milford Haven, which is also a port for oil
imports and exports, is now loading oil products as normal, said
a trader with knowledge of the terminal’s operations.

A spokeswoman for the Dyfed-Powys police force described it
as a “small” fire and said no damage was done and there were no
reported casualties.

Gas flows from Milford Haven’s South Hook liquefied natural
gas (LNG) terminal were also affected by the outage.

National Grid data showed that output from the South Hook
terminal dropped to zero at around 2330 GMT on Tuesday and
spiked up to an output level of 100 million cubic metres per day
at 0000 GMT before resuming normal output of roughly 20 mcm/day
later on Wednesday.

“The flows were volatile due to an external power outage,” a
spokesman for South Hook LNG said on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Welsh firm Western Power Distribution
said the outage lasted less than three minutes and that it is
now investigating the cause.

Gas flows from Milford Haven’s Dragon LNG terminal were only
marginally affected, a spokewoman said.

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(Reporting by David Sheppard, Emma Farge and Karolin Schaps;
editing by Anthony Barker)

UPDATE 1-Murphy says small fire overnight at UK refinery