Canadian company restarting Polish refinery

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 27
-- A new Canadian company has acquired and plans to restart a small refinery in southern Poland under a strategy that includes the possible gasification of heavy feedstock and production of synthetic fuels.

Hudson Oil Corp. Ltd., Toronto, reports production capacity of the Glimar refinery at 3,500 b/d of mainly lubricant base oils and gasoline. The original refinery on the site at Gorlice, Poland, was built in 1883 to distill crude oil mined in the Galicia region. It was dismantled during World War II and rebuilt in 1949.

Glimar now has a fractional (atmospheric-vacuum) distillation column unit and a hydrocracking complex installed in 2000 by Lurgi GMBH with units, including isocracking, licensed by Chevron Lummus Global. The facility also has zeoforming units, installed by Lurgi in 1997 under a license from the Novosibirsk Scientific Engineering ZEOSIT Center in Russia, for production of motor fuel.

Hudson said it is studying the use of Glimar’s hydroprocessing units to produce liquid fuels via modified Fischer-Tropsch technology from coal, natural gas, or municipal waste.

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