Thai refiner to shut down hydrocracker for planned maintenance

Bangchak Corp. Public Co. Ltd. (BCPCL), formerly Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. Ltd., has scheduled a shutdown of the hydrocracking unit for a month of planned maintenance at its 120,000-b/d refinery in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangchak Corp. Public Co. Ltd. (BCPCL), formerly Bangchak Petroleum Public Co. Ltd., has scheduled a shutdown of the hydrocracking unit for a month of planned maintenance at its 120,000-b/d refinery in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 30-day maintenance shutdown will run from July 9 to Aug. 7, during which time all other refining units will continue with normal operation, the operator said in a May 13 filing to the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

The company said it has planned to cope with the shutdown by taking various measures and arrangements to support the business operations, preparing inventories with crude and oil products, as well as securing purchases of additional supplies to ensure sufficient reserves to serve customer demands and legal compliance during the maintenance period.

BCPCL did not disclose details regarding the specific projects to be executed during the routine maintenance event.

Contact Robert Brelsford at rbrelsford@ogjonline.com.

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