15 May 2008 10:49 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--Oil and gas major PetroChina has restarted a crude distillation unit (CDU) at its Nanchong refinery after the facility was shut down as a precaution in the wake of Monday’s devastating earthquake, a company source said on Thursday.
Other units at the complex, which produce solvent oil, base oil and paraffin, would be brought back on line as part of a gradual process, the source added.
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Meanwhile, PetroChina has dispatched four relief teams to the disaster region to aid in the rescue operation and along with refiner Sinopec the companies have contributed yuan (CNY) 20m ($2.8m) to an assistance fund.
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