PetroChina to double capacity at Dalian refinery over 5 years

PetroChina Co. Ltd. plans to double the refining capacity of Dalian West Pacific Petrochemical Co. in northeastern China's Dalian City to 10 million tonnes/year. The company will build a few new units over the next 5 years.


By an OGJ Online Correspondent

BEIJING, June 19 -- PetroChina Co. Ltd. plans to double the refining capacity of Dalian West Pacific Petrochemical Co. in northeastern China's Dalian City to 10 million tonnes/year.

The company will build units over the next 5 years designed to run imported Middle Eastern sour.

Wepec is owned by PetroChina, China National Chemicals Import & Export Corp., and TotalFinaElf SA of France.

Two weeks ago, PetroChina began work on a 3.5 million tonne/year residue fluid catalytic cracker at Dalian that is due completion in 2002. It also plans to boost distillation capacity to 20 million tonnes by 2005 from the current 7.1 million.

Also under construction at Dalian is a 600,000 tonnes/year reformer due completion in December this year.

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