A Storage tank fire-explosion at China’s Sinopec Refinery Shanghai Gaoqiao Coking Refinery. The background Reuters picture of tank fire shows Gaoqiao’s two coking units each with 2 drums. One cokers used to make anode but now both are said to be fuel coke.
Sinopec says there will be no impact on production at 230 MBD Complex refinery. Sinopec’s Gaoqiao is one of two Shanghai refineries in the nation’s commercial center that total ~506 MBD. Plans were announced ~Dec 2009 for new 240 MBD Petchem plant to be built in Gaoqiao by 2011 but no news (yet) if it will also have coking unit but they are in the initial design phase of project.