Turkmenbashy refinery (Turkmenistan) has shut down its 200 000 t/yr petcoke unit for two weeks maintenance, state-owned company announced to its customers last week.
Refinery has stopped export loading as it has dispatched all stock amid high demand.
Coking unit should be restarted during first week of October.
Turkmenbashy maintenance followed shut down at Baku petcoke unit, which is another ultralow sulphur petcoke producer in the region.
“Low-sulphur petcoke market was balanced in Russia during first half of 2017 which led to higher export volumes, but simultaneous maintenance work at Baku and Turkmenbashy coking units has significantly impacted supply balance. We expect higher demand in October-November due delayed supplies” – Yury Burenco, DYM Resources petroleum coke director says.
Refinery has started low-sulphur green petcoke export to China this year as well as to Black Sea, while last year they had no such loadings. Turkmenbashy also supplies its petcoke to Russia and Tadjikistan.
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