30 January 2013 14:06 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese refiner Cosmo Oil has restarted a crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 220,000 bbl/day Chiba refinery, a company source said on Wednesday.
Cosmo restarted the 120,000 bbl/day No 2 CDU, which has been shutdown shutdown since May 2012, on 30 January.
The unit was initially scheduled to restart in June last year following the completion of scheduled maintenance. However, the restart was delayed because of the need for a government inspection after a leakage occured from the refinery into the sea.
The other crude unit at Chiba, the 100,000 bbl/day CDU No 1, is expected to come back on stream in April 2013, the source added.
The Chiba refinery is the largest of four refineries operated by Cosmo Oil in Japan.
The company also has a 100,000 bbl/day refinery in Sakai, a 140,000 bbl/day refinery in Sakaide and a 175,000 bbl/day refinery in Yokkaichi.
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