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Oman’s ORPIC shuts So­har oil re­fin­ery

Oman Oil Re­finer­ies and Petroleum In­dus­tries Co (ORPIC) has shut down its 116,000 bar­rel per day So­har oil re­fin­ery be­cause of tech­ni­cal is­sues, the com­pany said via its of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count yes­ter­day. “So­har Re­fin­ery is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a to­tal safe shut­down due to tech­ni­cal is­sues, this will re­sult in ir­reg­u­lar flar­ing,” ORPIC said with­out giv­ing other de­tails or spec­i­fy­ing how long the shut­down might last. It added that a main­te­nance team had started to re­solve the is­sue. An ORPIC of­fi­cial, con­tacted by tele­phone, said the shut­down might last up to a few days, but did not elab­o­rate and de­clined to com­ment fur­ther.

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