Romanian oil and gas producer OMV Petrom, a subsidiary of Austrian OMV Group, said that the operations at the Petrobrazi refinery in Ploiesti were resumed on 28 May, following the planned 6-week turnaround shut down that cost 45 million euros.
OMV Petrom’s Director of Downstream Oil, Neil Anthony Morgan said that refinery’s installations are now 100 % functional and the production has been resumed. After the restart, the refinery will work at full capacity, processing over 12,000 tons of crude oil each day. He added that turnaround is planned for 2022, as investments and modernization of the refinery allowed the extension of period between the two turnarounds. Before 2014, turnarounds of this type were performed annually and, and after the finalization of Petrobrazi modernization program, the mean time between turnarounds was extended to two years. The refinery was shut down on 13 April.
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