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AlwaysFree: Shandong Independent Refiners Violate Environmental Rules: China’s Ecology Ministry

Author: SSESSMENTS

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced earlier this week that 19 independent refineries in Dongying city, Shandong, had violated environmental regulations. These refineries, with a combined capacity of 60.4 million tons/year, were found to have built extra capacity without the required approval, the ministry said, without specifying the plants.

In addition to those Dongying-based refineries, the ministry also found that Shandong Guanyue Petrochemical had added 3.5 million tons/year of refining capacity without clearances. It also found that Dongcheng Holdings operated crude distillation units (CDUs) that should have been mothballed.

Independent refiners with a total capacity of 169.4 million are based in Shandong. That represents 52% of China’s independent refining capacity. These refiners, also known as teapots, have been subject to various inspections by different authorities, which has affected their throughput and demand for imported crude oil.

Tags: AlwaysFree,Asia Pacific,China,Crude Oil,English,NEA

Published on December 17, 2021 3:06 PM (GMT+8)
Last Updated on December 17, 2021 3:06 PM (GMT+8)