6 refineries shut in Japan: Japan loses almost 1.4 mln bpd of crude oil

16-Mar-11
Six Japanese refineries capable of processing almost 1.4 mln bpd of crude oil have been shut after Japan’s natural disaster, as per Dow Jones Newswires. These six complexes are located in northeastern Japan earthquake zone area, and account for more than a quarter of the country's total processing capacity. It isn't clear if all the refineries taken offline listed in the document are damaged, or if some closures are the result only of precautionary shutdowns. JX Holdings Inc.'s 145,000 bpd Sendai refinery and Cosmo Oil Co.'s 220,000 bpd Chiba refinery were damaged by fire after the earthquake. Other refineries that have been shut down are JX Nippon’s 252,500 bpd Kashima refinery, Kyokuto’s 175,000 bpd Chiba refinery, TonenGeneral’s 335,000 bpd Kawasaki refinery, JX Nippon’s 270,000 bpd Negishi refinery. A seventh refinery, owned by Idemitsu Kosan Co. is still in partial operation. Idemitsu's 220,000-bpd Chiba refinery is running normally. Kyokuto Co.'s 175,000 bpd Chiba refinery wasn't damaged by the earthquake, however, it is unclear whether the refinery is operating. JX Holdings's 252,500 bpd Kashima refinery was also not operating after the earthquake, because of a power outage.
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