Shell Turns Off Pernis Base Oils


Shell Turns Off Pernis Base Oils

Shell closed the API Group I base oil plant at its refinery in Pernis, Netherlands, in the first quarter this year, a company spokesperson told Lube Report.

The Pernis plant had 7,100 barrels per day (370,000 metric tons per year) of Group I capacity, according to LubesnGreases. Pernis is a sub municipality of Rotterdam.

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The base oil plan at Shell’s refinery in Pernis, Netherlands, had capacity for 7,100 barrels per day of API Group I.

In April 2014, Shell confirmed it planned a phased closure of the base oil plants two trains, intending to close train two at the end of 2015 and train one by around early 2016. At the time, the company said it planned to incorporate the 70 base oil production and related maintenance staff at other operational units at the same location.

Shell has a Group I plant in Pulau Bukom, Singapore, with 7,400 b/d Group I capacity and a smaller Group I plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with 1,500 b/d capacity.

The Hyundai Oilbank-Shell joint venture base oil plant in Daesan, South Korea, has 13,000 b/d of Group II capacity.

The Shell-Qatar Petroleum joint venture gas-to-liquids base oil plant in Ras Laffan, Qatar, has 6,000 b/d of Group II and 22,000 b/d of Group III capacity.

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