Attock Refinery Limited Delays Maintenance Shutdown Following Regulatory Advice


Attock Refinery Limited announced on Monday that it has postponed the scheduled month-long closure of certain units for maintenance by a week. Originally planned to begin on February 10, the annual turnaround will now commence on February 18, as per the company’s notice to the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

The decision to delay the maintenance shutdown was made in response to advice from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). This adjustment aims to minimize the overlap with another refinery’s shutdown and ensure uninterrupted petroleum product supplies.

Maintenance shutdowns are crucial for maintaining and enhancing the refinery’s equipment and machinery. Attock Refinery had previously stated that some units would be temporarily shut down as part of the turnaround, resulting in a reduction of throughput to approximately 40%.

The company assured that alternative arrangements have been put in place to manage crude oil production from northern oilfields and address any potential product shortfalls during this period.

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