MOSCOW (MRC) -- Royal Dutch Shell said it plans to carry out major maintenance work at its Pernis oil refinery in the Netherlands in the coming five months, reported Reuters.
"We will inspect a large number of installations from the inside and out, clean them and replace parts", Shell said in a statement.
The work at Europe’s largest oil refinery, which has a capacity to process 404,000 bpd, will start at the end of January and is expected to last until the end of June, the company said.
As MRC informed earlier, Shell conducted a major maintenance on a unit at its Pernis oil refinery in the Netherlands from mid-October to end November, 2020.
We remind that Shell plans to reduce its refining and chemicals portfolio by more than half, it said in July 2020 without giving a precise timeframe. The move is part of the Anglo-Dutch company's plan to shrink its oil and gas business and expand its renewables and power division to reduce greenhouse gas emissions sharply by 2050.
Ethylene and propylene are the main feedstocks for the production of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), respectively.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,265,290 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2021, up by 14% year on year. Shipments of all grades of ethylene polymers increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 1,363,850 tonnes in January-November, 2021, up by 25% year on year. Supply of homopolymer PP and block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) increased, whereas supply of injection moulding PP random copolymers decreased significantly.
Royal Dutch Shell plc is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands and with its registered office in London, United Kingdom. It is the biggest company in the world in terms of revenue and one of the six oil and gas "supermajors". Shell is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, refining, distribution and marketing, petrochemicals, power generation and trading.