Middle East Economic Survey
Skikda Refinery Plans 15-Day Shutdown In June
Sonatrach plans a 15-day rolling maintenance shutdown at its 335,000 b/d Skikda refinery in June. A rolling shutdown involves bringing one unit after another back into operation before the next unit is closed for maintenance. A fire at the refinery in March forced it to close for two days (MEES, 28 March). Sonatrach recently announced that it had awarded a $390mn contract to China...