Orpic shuts down Sohar refinery after leakage

02 January 2014 12:49  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co (Orpic) shut down its 117,000 bbl/day refinery in Sohar earlier during the week after a water leakage, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The source added the refinery may restart the following week should there be no delay in maintenance works.

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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