November 18, 2010 at 4:14 pm #2464
PetroChina upgrades Jilin refinery for Russian crude
Reuters, BEIJING, Thurs Nov 18, 2010 – PetroChina has raised crude oil processing capacity in its Jilin refinery by a third to 200,000 barrels per day in order to receive and process Russian crude oil, China Petroleum Daily reported on Thursday.
The expansion was completed after six sets of facilities were successfully started on Nov 10, the newspaper run by parent China National Petroleum Corp said.
The ramp-up is part of PetroChina’s preparation to treat Russian crude oil that will arrive via the newly built China-Russian crude pipeline, which could supply 300,000-bpd for 20 years, according to a loan-for-oil deal between the countries.
The pipeline, connected to Russia’s East Siberian Pacific Ocean pipeline , will pump 60,800 bpd of crude in November and 70,600 bpd in December to China.
PetroChina has upgraded its 200,000-bpd Liaoyang refinery in Liaoning province as the main processor of Russian crude.
November 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm #5403
Here is update on CNPC Jilin Refinery & Coker expansion after completing the expected startup in October and looks like everything was done (including new coker not mentioned per usual) to increase plants capacity by +43% (was 7.5Mmtpy) to the refinery to its expanded 200MBD (+10 million tpd) crude rate.
It mentions the expansion was part preparation for contract use some of ultimately 300MBD crude from Russian-Chinese pipeline delivery, but need to remember that some Jilin increased demand will likely be met by 2010 expanded (total +700kmtpy) crude from new P/L in Jilin Oilfield. Previous news indicate bulk of Russian crude will actually go to upgraded Liaoyang refinery.
The coker was originally an anode coker installed ~2003 but new coking unit may have 31ft diameter fuel coke drums! (It has not been on anyones past list for 2006-2011 coker cycle completions.)
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