Floods force closure of Pakistani refinery

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 12
-- Devastating floods in Pakistan have forced Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd. to shut its 100,000-b/d Multan refinery 560 miles northeast of Karachi, according to press reports.

The refinery, Pakistan’s largest, sustained no damage, but flooded roads have disrupted access to it.

Monsoon rains have produced the heaviest flooding in Pakistan’s 63-year history as a nation, resulting in more than 1,600 deaths and displacing millions of Pakistanis.

Flooding also has disrupted production and processing of natural gas in parts of the country.

Pak-Arab Refinery is a joint venture between the Pakistani government and Abu Dhabi.

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