Alexandria Petroleum restarts brightstock base oil plant

03 October 2012 14:33  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Egypt’s Alexandria Petroleum Company has restarted its brightstock base oil plant located in its refinery west of Alexandria, a source at subsidiary Alexandria Mineral Oils Company said on Wednesday.

The plant has a brightstock production capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year, as well 350,000 tonnes/year of asphalt and 5,000 tonnes/year of microwax.

The plant, which has been offline since October 2010 following a fire, was restarted during the second half of September, the source said.

All of the brightstock output will be used in the domestic market and Egypt will continue to import around 80,000-90,000 tonnes/year to satisfy local demand.

Alexandria Petroleum Company is owned by the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation.

By: Ross Yeo
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