Malaysia's Petronas plans to shut Melaka crude unit for maintenance: Sources

SINGAPORE - Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) plans to shut a crude distillation unit (CDU) at its 270,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Melaka refinery in the fourth quarter, industry sources said on Wednesday.

The state-owned oil and gas firm plans to shut the 100,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) No. 1 CDU at the refinery on Malaysia's west coast for about 15 days in either October or November, one of them said.

The exact dates are yet to be finalised but disruptions to exports are expected to be minimal, the source added.

Petronas could not immediately be reached for comment.

The No. 1 CDU processes mainly sweet crude and condensates, while its 170,000 bpd No. 2 CDU is designed to process both sweet and sour crude, according to the company website.

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