Japan's Idemitsu Kosan shuts 160,000 bbl/day crude distillation unit

29 June 2011 10:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan has shut its 160,000 bbl/day crude distillation unit (CDU) at Aichi on Wednesday, a company spokesperson said.

According to the source, the crude unit of the Aichi refinery was shut down in the afternoon Japan local time for “an unplanned maintenance purpose”.

Details about the possible date for the restart of the plant were not available.

Facilities at the Aichi refinery include a 160,000 bbl/day CDU, a 16,000 bbl/day vacuum distillation unit (VDU), a 50,000 bbl/day residual fluid catalytic cracker (RFCC) and an 18,000 bbl/day naphtha reformer.

Additional reporting by James Dennis

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