Due to severe weather, it is impossible to resume full production.
The largest U.S. refinery in Port Arthur (Texas) was closed due to flooding caused by hurricane “Harvey”.
“On Wednesday, Motiva began a controlled stop of the refinery in Port Arthur, to eliminate the consequences of flooding”, — said in a release. The company said that the resumption of work at the refinery will depend on the descending water.
On Tuesday, the media reported that the plant is working at 60% of its refining capacity, later it was reported on the work at 40% power. Only refineries capable of processing about 603 thousand barrels of oil per day.
In addition, because of “Harvey” on Tuesday and Wednesday were closed refineries oil companies Exxon Mobil and Total, the Agency said.
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