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ExxonMobil Fuels incurs highest crude oil refinery maintenance

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ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Co. (ExxonMobil Fuels) had the highest crude oil refinery capacity under maintenance (both planned and unplanned) among all the refinery operator globally in 2019, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

The operator had a total refining capacity of 1.7 million bpd under both planned and unplanned maintenance in 2019.

The company’s report, ‘Global Crude Oil Refinery Maintenance Review, 2019 – Asia Incurs Highest Planned Maintenance in the Year,’ reveals that ExxonMobil Fuels had 1.3 million bpd of refining capacity under planned maintenance, and 1.4 million bpd of refining capacity under unplanned maintenance in 2019.

Adithya Rekha, oil and gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “ExxonMobil Fuels had four of its refineries – Baton Rouge, Baytown, Beaumont and Joliet – under maintenance in 2019. Baton Rouge and Baytown had both planned and unplanned maintenance, while Beaumont had unplanned maintenance, and Joliet had planned maintenance in 2019. All four refineries are located in the US, and have refining capacities of 503 000 bpd, 561 000 bpd, 369 000 bpd and 236 000 bpd, respectively.”

GlobalData identifies Petroleos de Venezuela as the second highest operator with 1.5 million bpd of crude oil refining capacity under maintenance from five refineries in 2019. Paraguana, Petrocedeno, El Palito, Petromonagas and Petroanzoategui refineries, all in Venezuela, are under maintenance. These refineries have capacities of 955 000 bpd, 190 00 bpd, 140 000 bpd, 136 000 bpd and 131 000 bpd, respectively. The entire refining capacity of the company was under unplanned maintenance in 2019.

PetroChina Co. Ltd occupied the third position globally, with 1.2 million bpd of crude oil refining capacity from six refineries under maintenance in 2019. The entire refining capacity was under planned maintenance in 2019. Liaoyang, Lanzhou, Dushanzi, Jinzhou, Urumqi and Harbin refineries, all in China, were under maintenance with the crude oil refining capacities of 400 000 bpd, 213 000 bpd, 202 000 bpd, 150 000 bpd, 122 000 bpd and 100 000 bpd, respectively, in 2019.

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