L. R. Aalund Managing Editor-Technology The reunification of Germany has brought some 22 million tons/year or 435,000 b/d of crude oil processing capacity into the European Economic Community from the former German Democratic Republic or East Germany. Most of this-16.2 million tons or 323,000 b/d-comes from two refineries, PCK AG Schwedt and Leuna-Werke AG. Both have entered a period that will test their survival, at least as independent enterprises in their present configurations (OGJ, Oct. 1, pp. 46-47 and Oct. 15, pp. 52-53). PCK has 218,000 b/d of capacity with a mixture of western and East German techn...

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