May 27, 2011 / 5:27 AM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 1-Japan's Nansei may shut refinery due to typhoon

* Nansei says to decide on Saturday whether to close refinery

* Typhoon Songda heading directly for Okinawa - Nansei spokesman (Adds detail)

TOKYO, May 27 (Reuters) - Japanese refiner Nansei Sekiyu KK, wholly owned by Brazil’s state-run Petrobras , said it would decide on Saturday whether to shut its 100,000 barrels per day Nishihara refinery in Okinawa, southwestern Japan, due to a typhoon.

Typhoon Songda is headed directly to Okinawa with strong winds, a Nansei Sekiyu spokesman said.

Japanese maritime authorities have instructed Nansei to suspend berthing operations from 9 a.m. (0000 GMT) on Saturday, the spokesman added. (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Joseph Radford)

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