SEOUL : South Korea’s S-Oil Corp said on Monday it has resumed production at its No.2 residue fluidized catalytic cracking (RFCC) unit after a blast at its Onsan refinery that killed one person last week.
South Korea’s third-largest refiner said it plans to resume production at its No.1 paraxylene (PX) unit after scheduled maintenance between June 8 and July 15, the refiner said in a filing.
The refiner, which is majority owned by Saudi Aramco, had suspended output at its units in the city of Ulsan as a precaution since they were near the resulting fire.
The refiner also suspended production of several processing units in Osnan, a move that raised concerns about gasoline supplies in the Asian markets and drove refining margins for gasoline to a record high of $37.27 a barrel on Friday.
S-Oil exports gasoline mainly to Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore and the Philippines, according to data from energy consultancy…