Shell Bukom refinery maintenance planned in 2010

09 March 2010 14:45  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Shell plans to shutdown a crude distillation unit (CDU) and a long residue catalytic cracker (LRCC) at its 500,000 bbl/day Bukom refinery in Singapore during 2010, an industry source said on Tuesday.

The CDU shutdown is scheduled for around 30-60 days in May-June. Another CDU is currently shut down for maintenance and is expected to be restarted at the end of March or in early April. The 33,000 bbl/day LRCC is expected to be down in August for around one month.

The 36,000 bbl/day hydrocracker at the Bukom refinery which was shut down for unscheduled maintenance in mid February was expected to restart by around 21 March, a second industry source said.

Shell will not comment on operational matters.

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By: James Dennis
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