NewsFlashFormosa group II base oils refinery down on desulphuriser blast

26 July 2010 03:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Taiwan’s Formosa had to shut its 520,000 tonne/year group II base oils refinery in Mailiao on Sunday night after an explosion at an upstream unit, said a company source on Monday.

There was an explosion at the refinery’s upstream de-sulphurising unit on 25 July and some downstream units, including the base oils refinery had to be shut, the source said.

The shutdown occurred just a week before the planned maintenance turnaround at the base oils refinery from 1 August.

“We will lose an additional 10,000 tonnes of production due to this shutdown,” the source mentioned.

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