14 March 2011 10:32 [Source: ICIS news]
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The natural disasters forced the shutdown of five refineries with combined capacities of at least 999,000 bbl/day.
These included JX Nippon Oil and Energy’s refineries in
A spokesperson from JX Nippon Oil and Energy said that the a fire was still burning at the storage tanks of the company’s 145,000 bbl/day Sendai refinery located in the hard-hit Miyagi prefecture on Monday.
For the two other refineries – the 189,000 bbl/day Kashima unit and the 270,000 bbl/day Negishi unit – no restart date has yet been set, he said.
Meanwhile, storage tanks at Cosmo Oil’s 220,000 bbl/day refinery in
Kyokuto Petroleum’s 175,000 bbl/day refinery at
The country’s total refining capacity stands at some 4.52m bbl/day, according to data from the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ). In 2009 it accounted for some 5.1% of global refining capacity according data from BP.
JX Nippon Oil & Energy’s 115,000 bbl/day refinery in
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