Unit at Shell's Pernis refinery back to normal after flaring

London, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Output at a fluid catalyticcracker at Royal Dutch Shell's Pernis refinery in theNetherlands has returned to normal after flaring forced it toreduce production, the DCMR (Dutch environmental agency) said onWednesday.

"Electrical problems led to five to six hours of flaring,which ended at around 3 p.m. (1300 GMT)," said Foppe de Jong, aspokesman for the environmental permits department at the DCMR.

Output at the 49,000 barrel per day unit was reduced by 20percent during the flaring but was now operating at fullcapacity again, de Jong said.

Shell was not immediately available for comment.

The 400,000 bpd Pernis refinery is conducting maintenance atits hydrocracker until the end of October.

(Reporting By Julia Payne; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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