KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/SINGAPORE Feb 17 Saudi
Aramco is expected to restart its 240,000 barrels per
day (bpd) refinery in Yanbu around end of February following its
shutdown early this month for planned maintenance, traders said
Aramco declined to comment when contacted.
The refinery exports about 50,000 to 75,000 tonnes of
naphtha a month, traders said, and the volumes lost from the
maintenance will be offset by large inflows of cargoes from
Europe and the Mediterranean.
Saudi Aramco operates another 400,000 bpd refinery in Yanbu,
but together with ExxonMobil, which is running normally, traders
(Reporting by Reem Shamseddine, Seng Li Peng and Jane Xie;
Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)