SOURCE: Neste Oil Oyj

February 26, 2007 02:21 ET

A SMALL FIRE CAUSES DELAY TO THE COMMISSIONING OF NESTE OIL'S NEW DIESEL PRODUCTION LINE

ESPOO, FINLAND -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 --



Commissioning of Neste Oil's new diesel production line at the Porvoo refinery (Diesel Project) will suffer a delay due to a small-scale fire caused by a flange leak at the refinery yesterday. As a result of the delay, the new line is estimated to be on stream in the middle of April.

Personnel were not injured in the fire that caused damage primarily to some electric cables.

Neste Oil Corporation
Osmo Kammonen
Senior Vice President, Communications

For further information, please contact:
Petri Pentti, CFO, on +358 10 458 4490
Jorma Haavisto, Vice President, Porvoo refinery, on +358 10 458 2300
Neste Oil Corporation is a refining and marketing company focused on advanced, clean traffic fuels, with a strategy that prioritizes growing its refining and premium-quality biodiesel businesses. Neste Oil's refineries are located in Porvoo and Naantali in Finland, and have a total refining capacity of approx. 250,000 bbl/d. The company employs around 4,700 people. Neste Oil is listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. For further information, see www.nesteoil.com.





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