South Africa's largest refinery shut down amid looting

South Africa’s largest refinery has been temporarily shut down as the country struggles with mass looting and the worst violence in years, an industry official said.

A 50/50 joint venture between BP and Shell, SAPREF has a nameplate capacity of 180,000 barrels per day and accounts for around 35% of the refining capacity in Africa’s most industrialised economy, a net importer of petroleum products.

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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