Taiwan’s Formosa restarts 180,000 bbl/day crude distillation unit

01 September 2011 09:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Formosa Petrochemical Corp (FPCC) has restarted an 180,000 bbl/day No 2 crude distillation unit (CDU) this week at its 540,000 bbl/day refinery in Mailiao, industry sources said on Thursday.

The No 3 crude distillation unit of 180,000 bbl/day capacity is likely to be restarted in early September, they added.

“The CDU has been running since Wednesday,” said the source, confirming an earlier ICIS report that the CDU would be restarted on 31 August.

The refinery was shut at the end of July following a fire at a pipeline in the Mailiao complex.

There was no immediate comment from the company on the restart schedule.

FPCC restarted the No 1 crude distillation unit of similar capacity on 21 August.

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By: Felicia Loo

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