Japan's JX to refine 6.2 pct less crude in May from year earlier

TOKYO, April 26 Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:20am EDT

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TOKYO, April 26 (Reuters) - Japan's top oil refiner, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corp, said on Friday that it plans to refine 4.52 million kilolitres of crude in May for domestic consumption, down 6.2 percent from a year earlier, in line with expectations.

JX Nippon's April crude refining for domestic consumption was estimated at 5.2 million kl, compared with the 5.28 million kl it forecast a month earlier, the company's senior vice president, Akitsugu Takahashi, told reporters.

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