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China: Sinopec Shanghai produced 66,800 mt of low sulphur bunker fuel in Q1 2020

14 Apr 2020

Disclaimer: An online translation service was used in the production of the current editorial piece.

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical on Tuesday (13 April) said it has produced 66,800 metric tonnes (mt) of low-sulphur fuel oil in the first quarter of 2020, according to Sinopec News Network, the company’s official news agency. 

Sinopec Shanghai is one of the earliest refineries in China to produce low-sulphur marine fuel using its locally patented hydrodesulfurisation technology is able to produce 3.9 million mt per year, it said.

It shared that in the first quarter, the quantities produced per month are 31,200 mt, 8,200 mt, and 27,400 mt in January, February and March respectively. 

The company also adds that the finished product is approved for both export and domestic use.

The quantity of fuel produced had to be monitored carefully due to the COVID-19 outbreak which caused a slump in the oil markets, it said.

Nevertheless, Sinopec noted its various departments working together to ensure that production was on par with demand. 

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Amber Case
Published: 14 April, 2020.

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