Petronas restarts Saudi-Malaysian refinery CDU

August 20, 2019

Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PrefChem), a joint venture between Petronas and Saudi Aramco, has begun to restart a crude distillation unit (CDU) at its oil refinery in Malaysia after a fire accident, Petronas said. Malaysia’s state oil firm said the refinery had started feeding crude oil into the unit earlier this week, confirming an earlier Reuters report citing sources. “We confirm that the refinery has started feeding crude to its CDU earlier this week in efforts to restart the plant,” Petronas told Reuters over email. The Pengerang Refining development is part of Petronas’ $27 billion Pengerang Integrated Complex and consists of a 300,000 barrels-per-day (BPD) oil refinery and a petrochemical complex with a production capacity of 7.7 million tonnes per year in the southern Malaysian state of Johor.

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