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Petrobras to Halt Japan Refinery as Storm Approaches

Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Petroleo Brasileiro SA will shut an oil refinery on Okinawa in southwestern Japan as an approaching typhoon brings heavy rain and strong winds.

Nansei Sekiyu K.K., a Japanese refiner majority owned by the Brazilian state-owned oil company, plans to halt operations of a 100,000 barrel-a-day crude distillation unit at the plant by late today, spokesman Nelson Toyomura said by phone.

The company earlier today stopped sea-borne shipments from the refinery. It plans to restart the unit at about 1 p.m. tomorrow, depending on conditions, he said. It’s the first suspension of operations at the refinery because of a typhoon in at least two years, Toyomura said.

Kompasu was located 214 kilometers (133 miles) southeast of Naha city on Okinawa at 9 a.m. Japan time today, the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Center said on its website. It was heading northwest at 20 kilometers per hour with winds of 176 kilometers kph and is forecast to hit Okinawa at about 6 p.m.

To contact the reporters on this story: Shigeru Sato in Tokyo at ssato10@bloomberg.net; Michio Nakayama in Tokyo at mnakayama4@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Amit Prakash at aprakash1@bloomberg.net; Clyde Russell at crussell7@bloomberg.net.

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