PetroChina delays start-up of Guangxi refinery to 30 June

14 May 2010 06:10  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS news)--PetroChina has delayed the start-up of its 10m tonne/year refinery at Qinzhou in the southwestern region of Guangxi by three months to late June, a company source said on Friday.

“The [start-up] target is now set at 30 June and we’re in final process of equipment testing,” the source said, without providing reasons for the delay.

The company was originally scheduled to bring the refinery on stream in late March, according to the source.

Major facilities at the refinery include a 10m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU), a 2.2m tonne/year aromatic reformer, a 2.2m tonne/year hydrogenation cracker, a 3.5m tonne/year fluid catalytic cracker and a 200,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit.

Construction of the yuan (CNY) 15.2bn ($2.2bn) refinery started in late 2006.

($1 = CNY6.83)

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By: Fanny Zhang
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