Taiwan’s Formosa partially resumes Mailiao refinery operations

30 July 2010 09:55  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPC) has partially restarted its 540,000 bpd refinery in Mailiao, following a recent outage, a company official said on Friday.

“We have restarted a crude unit. There is no output yet,” Lin Keh-Yen told ICIS.

The refinery houses three 180,000bbl/day crude units.

Formosa plans to restart another 180,000bbl/day crude unit in Mailiao refinery next week, said Lin.

The company would also restart its two 84,000bbl/day residual fluid catalytic crackers and an unaffected 80,000bbl/day desulphuriser at the site, Lin said.

An oil leakage led to a fire on 25 July at Formosa's 73,000bbl/day desulphuriser in Mailiao. This unit would stay shut, Lin said.

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By: Felicia Loo

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