Chevron to close oil refinery for maintenance

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – U.S. energy firm Chevron will shut down its 100,000 barrel per day South African oil refinery in Cape Town from Feb. 13 to March 31 for routine maintenance and safety inspections, the company said on Friday.

“Chevron has made contingency plans to mitigate potential constraints on the supply of fuel throughout the maintenance and safety inspection period,” saidDoug Pottenger, general manager at refinery, in a statement.