21 September 2011 12:23 [Source: ICIS news]
The refiner expects to complete the turnaround at the
“The domestic and Chinese demand is not good but the Japanese refiners do not have much inventory pressure because of their shutdown plans,” a northeast Asian trader said.
JX Nippon Oil & Energy has shut its Mizushima Group I base oil facility in the first half of September for around 45 days of maintenance. Its second Group I base oil plant in Negishi will be shut in early October for the same duration.
The Negishi facility can produce around 200,000 tonnes/year of base oils, while the Mizushima facility has a capacity of around 150,000 tonnes/year.
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