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Saudi Aramco to shut reformer for maintenance in Feb

The refinery is the Middle East's largest with a crude processing capacity of 550,000 barrels per day (bpd).

January 31, 2011 10:36 by



Saudi Aramco plans to shut at least one reformer for maintenance at its largest Ras Tanura refinery in February, trading sources said.

The refinery is the Middle East’s largest with a crude processing capacity of 550,000 barrels per day (bpd).

“No shutdown in January. There’s a reformer shutting in February for 10-14 days,” one of the sources told Reuters.

They did not specify when exactly in February the unit, which reforms naphtha into gasoline would be down.

One source said the total capacity of the reforming units is 105,000 bpd of which half would be brought offline during that period.

(Reporting by Seng Li Peng and Reem Shamseddine; editing by James Jukwey)



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