Bapco to shut crude unit for maintenance
Manama, March 24, 2010
Bahrain plans to shut a 70,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude unit during maintenance at its 267,000 bpd Sitra refinery in the first quarter of 2011, a refinery official has said.
State-run Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) would carry out four weeks of work on its 60,000 bpd hydrocracking unit, Mohamed Hassan Mezal, manager for refinery operations planning, said on the sidelines of an energy conference.
To do that, Bapco would also need to shut both the crude unit and a 70,000 bpd vacuum distillation unit. For now, Bapco was producing at full capacity at the refinery, he said.
'We're running at maximum capacity, margins are not good but they are not bad,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service