JXTG Holdings Inc., said it resumed full production at its Wakayama refinery’s API Group I base oil plant last month and began exporting product, a company spokesman told Lube Report Asia. The base oil unit had been running at partial capacity since a fire in January 2017.
Capacity remains unchanged, and we want to meet customers needs by providing a wide range of products, the spokesman said. The Wakayama plant can produce 360,000 metric tons per year. The company said it has begun exporting base oil, including to countries in Asia. The integrated fuels and base oils refinery is in Arida city, Wakayama Prefecture, in western Japan.