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Idemitsu resumes operation of Hokkaido vacuum distillation unit after fire

Reuters, August 10, 2016
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Japanese oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan Co. said it resumed operations on Sunday at the 24,000 barrel per day (bpd) vacuum distillation unit at its 160,000-bpd Hokkaido refinery, in northern Japan, after the unit caught fire earlier last week.

There has been no impact on its shipments, a spokesman said on Monday.

The fire, which occurred at around 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday (1615 GMT on Monday), went out soon after the company conducted the emergency shutdown of the unit.

(Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)
 

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