China's Sinopec Maoming completes refinery expansion

06 December 2012 07:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sinopec Maoming has expanded its refining capacity to 20m tonne/year (400,000 bbl/day), following achievement of on-spec oil products from its new 10m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU) at Maoming in Guangdong province on 5 December, its parent Sinopec said on Thursday.

The company has existing refining capacity in excess of 13m tonne/year but intends to idle some of it, sources said.

The company started construction of the new CDU in May 2011 and completed it on 30 November this year, Sinopec said in a statement.

The expansion ensures the company to self-supply naphtha and other feedstocks for its 1m tonne/year cracker at the same site.

By: Fanny Zhang
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