David N. Nakamura
HOUSTON, Aug. 27 -- PetroChina's recently expanded refinery in Dalian received its first cargo of Saudi Arabian crude on Aug. 26.
Saudi Aramco said the 2 million bbl cargo of Arabian Light was carried in the Olympic Legend very large crude carrier. The cargo shipped out earlier in August (OGJ Online, July 28, 2008).
In June Dalian Petrochemical Co. commissioned new units that doubled its crude capacity to 410,000 b/d.
The units commissioned include a new 200,000 b/d crude distillation unit, 74,000-b/d hydrocracker, 123,000-b/d kerosine-gas oil hydrotreater, 51,000 b/d continuous catalytic regeneration reformer, 40,000-b/d residue desulfurization unit, 200,000 cu m/hr hydrogen manufacturing unit, and a 270,000 tonne/year sulfur recovery unit.
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