Malaysian state oil firm Petronas has begun trial runs of the CDU at the 300,000 b/d Rapid JV refinery in the southern Johor province, according to Reuters. Saudi Aramco is equal partner with Petronas in the project, having paid $7bn in 2017. The partners are looking to reach full commercial operations by March.

Rapid last week took delivery of a second 2mn barrel crude cargo, in this case all Saudi crude rather than half each of Saudi Arabian Medium and Iraqi Basra Light as in the first...