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Singapore Refining to shut crude, secondary units in Oct
[SINGAPORE] Singapore Refining Company (SRC) will shut a crude distillation unit (CDU) and residue catalytic cracker (RCC) at its 290,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Singapore's Jurong Island in early October for maintenance, traders said on Wednesday.
The shutdown of the 60,000-bpd CDU and the 46,000-bpd RCC, although planned, will tighten gasoline supplies as it comes at a time when maintenance has been planned in India and Malaysia as well, they said.
SRC, which operates three CDUs, was not reachable for comments. According to the traders, the CDU and the RCC, a unit which processes residue oil into mainly gasoline and some diesel, will shut for around four weeks in October.
The refinery is a joint venture between PetroChina-owned Singapore Petroleum Corp and Chevron.
SRC is the smallest of three refinery operators in Singapore. The other two are Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil.