China’s Sinopec announces Group I base oil supply in May

02 May 2012 08:00  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s largest refiner Sinopec plans to keep its supply of Group I base oils in May at about 10,000 tonnes, unchanged from April, a company source said on Wednesday.

Most of the supply will be produced by its subsidiaries, Maoming Petrochemical, Jingmen Petrochemical and  Nanyang Petrochemical, which have base oil capacities of 470,000 tonnes/year, 250,000 tonnes/year and 50,000 tonnes/year, respectively, the source said.

Jingmen Petrochemical said it plans to restart both its Group I and Group II base oil units at Jingmen in Hubei province in the first half of May, after they were shut for maintenance from 26 March.

Maoming Petrochemical plans to shut a 150,000 tonne/year Group I production line on 25 May for maintenance which will be completed by July, the Sinopec source added.

Nanyang Petrochemical is producing at 100 % of its Group I base oil capacity, according to the source.

By: Whitney Shi
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