China’s Hengyi Petrochm Co Ltd is running its new 160,000 barrels per day (BPD) refinery in Brunei at near full capability after trial production started in July, two firm officials said.
The facility in Palau Muara Besar is certainly one of four greenfield refineries to start operations in Asia last year. The project features a one million tonne per year aromatics facility and a 500,000 benzene unit.
“Hengyi’s Brunei venture is operating at almost full capacity,” a company spokesperson said Thursday.
Earlier this week, a Hengyi executive told Reporters that exports of refined fuels from the facility, including gasoline, aviation fuel, diesel, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), have been operating smoothly.
“Almost all of our LPG exports went to the Philippines because of its geographic proximity. Indonesia is the principal client for our gasoline purchases, and diesel moved in the area, including Australia,” stated the manager.
Hengyi’s aviation gas landed in destinations like Hong Kong and even so far as the west coast of the U.S., the chief said, with designating the volumes of each product.
The corporate has said the plant would produce almost a combined 6 million tonnes of gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuel a year.