Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA said Sunday it was shutting its Pasadena refinery near Houston as the city grappled with major flooding, tornadoes and other problems related to Hurricane Harvey.
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"Planned refinery shutdown due to severe weather," the 110,000-barrel-day refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Other Houston-area refineries including Exxon Mobile Corp.'s major, 560,000-barrel-a-day Baytown refinery also announced they were shutting down.
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August 27, 2017 12:38 ET (16:38 GMT)