BEIJING, Dec 21 (Reuters) - PetroChina’s (0857.HK) Huabei refinery has completed a 30-month expansion programme that raised the northern China refinery’s daily processing capacity to 100,000 barrels, its parent CNPC said.
The plant earlier this month started a reforming facility — a gasoline unit — that allows the refinery to raise crude throughput by 30 percent from levels in the first half of this year, CNPC said on its Web site news.cnpc.com.cn.
The start-up of the gasoline unit marks the end of expansion works started in April 2005 that included a 100,000-bpd crude unit, a 32,000-bpd catalytic cracker and a 200,000 cubic metre (1.26 million barrels) crude storage, the report said.
The refinery, in Hebei province near Beijing, is located next to PetroChina’s Huabei oilfield with a capacity of 87,000 bpd.
(Reporting by Chen Aizhu; Editing by Anne Marie Roantree)
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