By ERIC YEP
Formosa Petrochemical, plans to shut two
secondary units at its Mailiao refinery in Taiwan for planned
maintenance in October, traders said.
Formosa will conduct maintenance at an 80,000 bpd vacuum
distillation unit or VDU, and a
84,000 bpd residual fluid catalytic cracking unit or RFCC,
The maintenance may last for two to four
weeks, although the exact dates are not yet known, they said.
The 540,000 bpd Mailiao refinery complex has a total of
three crude distillation units, one VDU and two
Traders said one of Formosa's RFCCs that was scheduled to
resume operations this month after maintenance is operating at
a low capacity due to technical issues. The secondary units are
used to produce diesel and gasoline, and the output of the two
products will be curbed due to the overall maintenance schedule.
Formosa didn't immediately respond to queries.
Dow Jones Newswires