Sri Lanka oil refinery operating after overhaul

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’ state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation said its 50,000 barrels-a-day refinery has started operations after a 35-day overhaul which boosted efficiency.

The refinery was closed on February 19 and was re-started after 35 days.

Chairman Dhammika Ranatunga said the quality and productivity of the refinery in has been improved with new equipment.

CPC said several key components which were more than 50 years old including a Naphtha hydrotreater, reformer and gas oil hydrotreater were replaced in the overhaul.

The refinery located in a 165 acre land in Sapugaskanda, Sri Lanka can process 50,000 barrels of crude a day and supplies about 30 percent of the refined products for the country.

The complex also has five oil tanks of 40,000 metric tonnes.

The refinery produces 92 Octane Petrol, Auto Diesel, Kerosene, Jet A1, Bitumen, and LPG. (Colombo/Mar18/2018)

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