May 13, 2008 at 12:53 pm #3634
China Lanzhou refinery undamaged by quake in Sichuan
12 May 2008 07:09:42 GMT
BEIJING, May 12, 2008 (Reuters) – An earthquake with magnitude of 7.8 which struck southwestern China on Monday shook Lanzhou refinery but the plant appears undamaged, a company source said.
The epicentre of the quake was Sichuan province, the U.S. Geological Survey said, an area where there are no major oil refining plants but several major gas fields.
Sinopec and PetroChina, which operate the fields, could not immediately be reached for comment. Some fixed lines to the area appeared to be down.
The quake was felt in Taiwan but there were no immediate reports of damage to any of its refineries, industries sources with both government-owned CPC Corp and Formosa told Reuters.
A source at PetroChina’s Jinling refinery, in Jiangsu province, said he had not felt the tremor and had not heard any reports of damage.
At Sinopec’s Maoming refinery, a source also said output was unaffected and they had not felt the tremor. (Reporting by Jim Bai, Aizhu Chen and Emma Graham-Harrison, Max Lim in Singapore; Editing by Ramthan Hussain)
May 13, 2008 at 1:11 pm #6858
Here is update on impact of the 7.9 Quake in China’s Sichuan regin. Several Coking refineries in that area are undamaged – notably Sinopec’s Lanzhou coking refinery, and PetroChina (Sinopec) Jinling, Sinopec Maoming and in Taiwan Formosa Coking Petchem/refinery was also undamaged.
There are couple other news items that indicate closure to check for cracks on the 1247 km pipeline for fuel products that starts at Lanzhou Refinery and runs into nearby cities in Sichuan area. The 200 MBD Lanzhou refinery is running into storage tankage for now but will have to shutdown if the P/L is closed for any lenght of time.
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