Operations remain halted at Okinawa refinery

Nansei Sekiyu KK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has suspended operations at its 100,000-b/d Nishihara refinery on the island of Okinawa in southwestern Japan ahead of Typhoon Neoguri’s arrival to the region.

The refinery, which was taken offline as of July 7, remains shut down, Petrobras told OGJ via e-mail on July 9.

Details regarding the status of the refinery, including a timetable for the restart of operations, will be released as they become available, the company said.

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