Japan’s Cosmo Oil to shut Yokkaichi refinery CDU at end-Sept

26 April 2013 10:30  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japanese refiner Cosmo Oil plans to shut a crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 175,000 bbl/day Yokkaichi refinery  at the end of September for scheduled maintenance, a company source said on Friday.

The 85,000 bbl/day No 6 CDU will be shut for around 50 days from late September until mid-November, the source added.

During  the shutdown, the  refinery’s other crude unit, the 90,000 bbl/day No 5 CDU, will continue to operate normally, according to the source.

The source declined to comment as to whether the secondary units at the refinery will be shut at the same time as the No 6 CDU.

Secondary units at the Yokkaichi refinery includes the 14,000 bbl/day No 3 vacuum distillation unit (VDU); the 60,000 bbl/day No 4 VDU; a 31,000 bbl/day fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) as well as two naphtha reformers with a combined capacity of around 19,500 bbl/day.

By: James Dennis
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