Japan’s refineries resume marine shipments as typhoon heads north

01 October 2012 09:31  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Some major Japanese refiners have resumed marine shipments of their products as Typhoon Jelawat heads to northern Japan on Monday afternoon, the company spokespeople said.

Typhoon Jelawat was located in the east of Hokkaido, northern Japan, at 15:00 hours Japan time (06:00 GMT) on Monday, according to Japan Meteorological Agency.

Cosmo Oil suspended all marine shipments from its refineries across Japan on 30 September, but all shipments have been resumed by Monday afternoon, a company spokeswoman said.

Cosmo Oil has a 140,000 bbl/day Sakaide refinery in Kagawa prefecture, a 220,000 bbl/day unit in Chiba, a 175,000 bbl/day unit in Yokkaichi and a 100,000 bbl/day in Sakai, according to ICIS data.

JX Nippon Oil & Energy halted marine shipments from its 270,000 bbl/day Negishi refinery in Yokohama and its 145,000 bbl/day Sendai refinery in northeastern Japan on Monday morning, a company spokesman said.

Shipments from the Negishi refinery resumed in the afternoon, but shipments from the Sendai refinery are still suspended as of 16:00 hours Japan time on Monday, the JX Nippon Oil & Energy spokesman said.

Japanese refiner Idemitsu Kosan’s shipments were not affected by the typhoon, a company official said.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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