17 November 2010 09:35 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan shut down the sole crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 140,000 bbl/day Hokkaido refinery on Sunday following a leakage, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.
The CDU was expected to come back on line by 20-21 November, the source added.
The other secondary units at the refinery, which include a 24,000 bbl/day vacuum distillation unit, a 16,500 bbl/day hydrocracker, a 33,000 bbl/day residue fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) and an 18,000 bbl/day naphtha reformer were operating normally, the source said.
Meanwhile, the units at Idemitsu's 160,000 bbl/day refinery in Aichi that were taken off line on 22 October due to poor economics, were being gradually restarted, the source said.
A 20,000 bbl/day naphtha reformer in Aichi came back on line on Tuesday, with the whole refinery expected to be back on stream by 20 November, the source said.
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