ExxonMobil has reportedly shut several units at its Baton Rouge refinery after massive flooding devastated Louisiana over the weekend.

A source close to the matter told Bloomberg that Exxon has shut four production units and idled an unspecified number of other units at the 502,500 barrel per day refinery.

The source said the decision to shut the units was made after flooding began to threaten an offsite liquefied petroleum gas storage facility and pumping station.

A source told Retuers on Wednesday that the company was able to keep the refinery running this week after being able to start up a liquefied petroleum gas processing unit at an adjoining chemical plant.

The sources also told Retuers that the flooding forced Exxon to temporarily close the facility over the weekend.

Exxon did not comment on those reports.

Exxon told Bloomberg that the refinery is still operating and the company is meeting its contractual obligations.

Motiva Enterprises will only have essential staff members working at its Convent refinery at least through Sunday, Bloomberg added.

There have been no further reports of oil or gas infrastructure in the area being shut down or impacted by the severe weather.

At least eleven people have died and more than 40,000 homes have been damaged after record-breaking rainfall caused severe flooding, according to Reuters.


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