Petrobras Restarting Texas Refinery After Harvey

09/20/17 08:54 AM EDT

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA said it was restarting its refinery near Houston Wednesday following severe weather after Hurricane Harvey hit more than three weeks ago.

"Planned startup after severe weather," the refinery said in a statement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, adding the startup was beginning Wednesday and would be completed by Friday.

Petrobras' 112,000-barrel-a-day refinery, located 13 miles southeast of downtown Houston in an area called Pasadena, joined many other refineries near the Texas coast in shutting operations in late August due to Harvey.

 

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September 20, 2017 08:54 ET (12:54 GMT)

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