Bid & Tender
Adnoc Shuts RFCC Unit at Ruwais Refinery for Few Weeks

Date : Aug 07, 2015

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co shut down a secondary unit at its newly expended Ruwais refinery last week, industry sources said on Thursday, adding they expect the unit to remain down for a few more weeks.

 

The shutdown of the 127,000 barrel-per-day residual fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) was not due to planned maintenance, an industry source familiar with the matter said.

 

One Gulf-based trading source said he expected the shutdown to last for at least 2-3 weeks while another source estimated it would be longer.

 

Adnoc has offered a large volume of straight-run fuel oil and Murban crude for this month and next, because of issues with its RFCC unit, traders said on Wednesday.