Japan's Seibu Oil starts refinery maintenance Monday

Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:21pm EDT

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TOKYO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Seibu Oil Co Ltd, a Showa
Shell Sekiyu KK group refiner, started maintenance at
its sole 120,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Yamaguchi refinery in
western Japan on Monday, Showa Shell said.
    Seibu Oil closes the 120,000 bpd crude distillation unit
(CDU) at the refinery once every four years for scheduled
maintenance. The major turnaround is expected to end in late
    Seibu Oil is owned 38 percent by Showa Shell.

 (Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Himani Sarkar)