REFINERY NEWS ROUNDUP: Plants in Asia-Pacific gradually back to normal

S&P Global Platts | Jul 2, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Refineries in the Asia-Pacific are gradually getting back to normal operations following run cuts in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • –Australia’s second largest refiner, Viva Energy, revised plans to start major maintenance work at a residual catalytic cracking unit at its Geelong refinery from early July, earlier and over a longer period to better manage COVID-19 risks.
  • The refiner completed mechanical construction of the vacuum residue desulfurization, or VRDS, unit on January 31, three months ahead of original schedule, to supply IMO 2020 low sulfur marine fuels to the market.