Oman’s Orpic in process of restarting Sohar refinery

08 May 2013 12:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (Orpic) is in the process of restarting its 117,000 bbl/day refinery in Sohar, and is expected to begin full production early next week, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The refinery was shut down in late February for scheduled maintenance.

The Sohar refinery has a 75,250 bbl/day residue fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit, which produces 327,000 tonnes/year of propylene, providing the feedstock for a 340,000 tonnes/year polypropylene (PP) plant at the site.

Orpic comprises Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals Co LLC (ORPC), Aromatics Oman LLC (AOL) and Oman Polypropylene (OPP).

By: Muhamad Fadhil
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