South Africa’s SAPREF refinery restarts following outage

22 February 2012 16:28  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--South African crude oil refinery SAPREF has been restarted following an unplanned closure in December, a company souce said on Wednesday.

The 180,000 bbl/day refinery in Durban was originally taken off line in late December while repairs were made relating to the supply of crude oil.

During the shutdown a mechanical problem was encountered which prolonged the outage beyond the completion of original repairs, in early January.

The source said the refinery is now operating normally.

SAPREF is 50:50 owned by majors Shell and BP.


By: Ross Yeo
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