Aramco to shut Yanbu refinery in Feb for maintenance

JEDDAH, Jan 22 (Reuters) - State oil giant Saudi Aramco plans to shut its 235,000 barrel-per-day Yanbu refinery in February and early May for scheduled maintenance, the firm said in a statement on Saturday. The crude refinery, on the Red Sea coast of the world's top oil exporter, would be offline for 39 days from Feb. 1 to March 11, Aramco said in the statement carried by the state news agency SPA. The refinery produces LPG, gasoline, jet fuel, diesel oil, and fuel oil. Aramco specified that asphalt supplies would be interrupted from Feb. 7 to Feb. 25, SPA said. (Reporting by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Reem Shamseddine and Toby Chopra) Keywords: SAUDI REFINERY/MAINTENANCE (Asma.Alsharif@thomsonreuters.com ; +966 1 463 2603; Reuters Messaging:asma.alsharif.reuters.com@reuters.net) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2011. All rights reserved.

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