China’s Fushun Petchem to restart base oils plant in late June

20 June 2013 09:14  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Fushun Petrochemical will resume production at its 260,000 tonne/year Group I base oils plant in Liaoning province late this month, a company source said on Thursday.

The delay from the initial restart schedule of early May was due to a shutdown at the company’s 8m tonne/year crude distillation unit (CDU), which provides feedstock to the base oils plant, the source said.

The CDU was off line from 15 May to 16 June.

Fushun Petrochemical will not offer spot base oils supply in July as the plant’s output after resuming production will be earmarked for captive use, the source said.

The company is a subsidiary of PetroChina.

PetroChina is the sole Group I base oils producer in China. It has three plants in the northeastern part of the country with a combined production capacity of 960,000 tonnes/year.


By: Whitney Shi
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