30 March 2010 09:10 [Source: ICIS news]
GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--Sinopec subsidiary Guangzhou Petrochemical is expected to extend the shutdown of its 8m tonne/year refinery by more than a week until mid April following a fire that broke out at the facility late Monday, a company source said on Tuesday.
The blaze at the buffer gas tank of the refinery occured at around 20:00 hours local time on 29 March and was brought under control on Tuesday morning, according to media accounts.
The refinery was supposed to restart early next month after it was shut on 18 March due to another fire incident, the company source said.
Guangzhou Petrochemical's other facilities at the site, including a 220,000 tonne/year cracker, were running normally, the source added.
Li Li from CBI contributed to this story
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