April 1, 2019 / 2:48 AM / a year ago

Sinopec's Jiujiang refinery starts new unit for cleaner gasoline

SINGAPORE, April 1 (Reuters) - China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) said on Monday its subsidiary refinery Jiujiang Petrochemical Corp produced its first on-spec product from a newly started alkylation facility, as part of the country’s push for cleaner gasoline.

The 300,000-tonne-per-year ionic liquid alkylation facility completed mechanical construction last December, making it the largest scale of its kind in the country, Sinopec said on its parent company’s website.

Alkylation facility produces a gasoline-blending component that is low in sulphur, high in octane value and zero in olefin and aromatics.

The refinery in the eastern province of Jiangxi is situated along the Yangtze river. It processed about 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day in 2017. (Reporting by Chen Aizhu; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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