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Maintenance & Reliability

Vietnam's Nghi Son refinery to restart some units from Oct 7-9 after maintenance

Vietnam's largest oil refinery will restart some of its units from Oct 7-9 after it was shut down late last month for maintenance.

Galp's Sines refinery to shut down for two months

Portugal's 226,000-barrels-per-day Sines refinery, owned by Galp Energia , will shut down for two months between October and November for planned maintenance.

India's Reliance to temporarily shut some Jamnagar units for maintenance

India's Reliance Industries said that it plans to temporarily shut three units at its plant in Jamnagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat for planned maintenance and inspection activities.

Vietnam's Dung Quat refinery to close for maintenance in March–April

Vietnam's Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical will shut down its 130,000-bpd Dung Quat refinery in March and April next year for major maintenance.

U.S. East Coast scrambles for distillates ahead of refiner maintenance

U.S. East Coast fuel suppliers are scrambling for distillate supplies ahead of planned maintenance at two key refineries that are set to further tighten supplies and boost prices in the populous region that already has low inventories ahead of winter.

Europe set for light autumn refinery maintenance as fuel markets tighten

European oil refiners are set to have an autumn maintenance season less busy than usual as they try to capture higher profit margins amid low fuel inventories and robust demand for gasoline and diesel.

Marathon Galveston Bay, Texas, (U.S.) FCC expected to be shut until late this week

The fire-damaged, gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracker at Marathon Petroleum's 593,000 bpd Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, is expected to be shut until late this week.

Brazil's Petrobras to make scheduled stoppage at Regap refinery

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras will make a scheduled maintenance stoppage at its Gabriel Passos Refinery (Regap) in Minas Gerais state.

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The integration of a solvent deasphalting (SDA) and hydrocracking upgrading complex provides a favorable techno-economic return for residue upgradation at relatively lower capital expenditures vs. other alternatives for a brownfield project.

Vietnam's largest refinery begins shutting down for maintenance

Vietnam's largest oil refinery has shut down some of its units, beginning a 55-day total shutdown for major maintenance.