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PetroChina Ningxia refinery hikes crude processing rate to 93%

April 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -The Ningxia refinery, owned by PetroChina, has raised the operation rate of its crude oil processing units to 93%, as of April 1, from 72% last month, the company said in a statement, as per Reuters.

Hit by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Ningxia refinery processed 943,600 tonnes of crude oil in the first quarter, a drop of 82,000 tonnes from a year-ago period.

Chinas oil refineries had lowered crude oil throughput in the past two months as the flu-like outbreak dampened fuel consumption.

Ningxia refinery has an annual crude oil processing capacity of 5 million tonnes.

As MRC informed earlier, PetroChina in February 2020 built and commissioned six production lines for the production of medical masks with a total capacity of 600 thousand units. in a day. PetroChina's state-owned group of companies, also known as China National Petroleum (CNPC), has announced that it will build and launch another 21 mask production lines in March to reach 1.5 million units. in a day.

As per MRC's ScanPlast, February PP production in the country decreased to 157,700 tonnes, compared with 168,600 tonnes in January; several producers decreased their capacity utilisation. Russia"s overall PP production reached 326,300 tonnes in January-February 2020, compared to 212,700 tonnes a year earlier. Six out of eight producers increased capacity utilisation, while the two largest producers from Tobolsk provided the largest increase in production volumes.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Medicine, medical equipment, PetroChina.
Category:General News
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