13 June 2012 09:53 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Iranian refiner Sepahan Oil Co (SOC) is planning to restart its 400,000 tonne/year base oils unit in Isfahan province on 22-23 June, following a turnaround that started in the first week of May, a company source said on Wednesday.
The company extended the shutdown at the unit because of weak demand.
SOC originally planned to restart the unit in early June after shutting it for maintenance for a month.
The refiner is planning to produce around 20,000 tonnes of Group I SN500 base oils, starting from 1 July, according to the source.
The product was booked via tender during the shutdown.
SOC produces Group I SN500 base oils, engine oils, industrial lubricants, automobile gear oils, greases and anti-freeze, paraffin, heavy slack wax and rubber processing oil at the Isfahan unit.
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