US LNG and refining facilities shut in as "unsurvivable" storm surge approaches

A SLEW of refineries and LNG facilities are battening down the hatches across southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana in the US as Hurricane Laura bears down.

US LNG and refining facilities shut in as "unsurvivable" storm surge approaches US LNG and refining facilities shut in as "unsurvivable" storm surge approaches US LNG and refining facilities shut in as "unsurvivable" storm surge approaches US LNG and refining facilities shut in as "unsurvivable" storm surge approaches US LNG and refining facilities shut in as "unsurvivable" storm surge approaches

Hurricane Laura to bring winds of up to 230km/h

Motiva will close its more than 600,000 barrels per day refinery and chemical operations in Port Arthur, Texas, while ExxonMobil is shutting in its 366,000bopd refinery in nearby Beaumont.