Refinery delivers 1st batch of kerosene

The first batch of kerosene produced by the country’s only refinery Dung Quat, a consignment of 5,000 cubic meters, was loaded on a ship at Dung Quat Port by PV Oil Shipping May 27 for transport to its depot in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

A PV Oil Shipping tanker receives the first kerosene batch from Dung Quat on May 27 (Photo: SGGP)

Since going on stream in early March, the refinery has also produced more than 7,000 tons of diesel of which 2,000 tons were sold in the central region.

The refinery is expected to produce A90, A92, and A95 gasoline in the beginning of June.

Situated in the Dung Quat Economic Zone in Quang Ngai Province, the VND40 trillion (US$2.24 billion) refinery has an annual capacity of 6.5 million tons of refined products.

It is expected to meet around 50 percent of domestic demand when operating at full capacity.

The refinery was built by Technip (France), JGC (Japan), and Técnicas Reunidas (Spain) and is still on trial operation.

The contractors plan to hand over the refinery to Petrovietnam, the owner, in October.

By H. Minh – Translated by Phuong Lan

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