As shown by the data novosti-segodnja1.ru and operating performance of Chinese state oil refineries remained low in the first half of June due to the longer maintenance of the refinery. This is the calm comes after a record spring when Chinese refineries last month returned to record high rates of recycling caused by so-called dummies.
In operating, the average rate of 74.90%, compared to June 15, decreased by 1.86 percentage points from the end of may.
PetroChina Liaoyang Petrochemical, located in northeast China’s Liaoning province, began work with the refinery to 180,000 barrels per day June 1, awaiting the resumption of the plant operation on July 10, according to a source in the company. In addition, on June 12, PetroChina Harbin Petrochemical of Heilongjiang province in northeast China began a major overhaul at the refinery with a capacity of 100 000 barrels per day and plans to complete maintenance on 31 July, said a source in the company.
PetroChina Urumchi Petrochemical and Jinzhou Petrochemical continue to conduct maintenance, which began in late April and early may. June 15, Lanzhou Petrochemical has completed repairs at its refinery in the 260,000 barrels a day, but have not yet returned the plant to normal operation.
Sinopec Qingdao Refining and Chemical Co continues the maintenance period at its refinery to 240,000 barrels per day, which commenced on may 25 and at the refinery Zhanjiang Dongxing to Guangdong still being overhauled, which was to last from may 20 to July 18.
According to a source in the company, Luoyang Petrochemical in Henan province is still in the process of renewal of its 160,000 barrels per day after completing maintenance in the first half of June.