Restructuring Muroran Refinery

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Today, refineries Muroran: (Seiichi Isshiki President), the Company: For (Director Katsunori Mitsui), after stop processing crude oil at the end of March 2014, from June 2006, distribution of petroleum products and petrochemical manufacturing reconstruction (hereinafter referred to as "the stone into a factory") because the business has decided to as a base, I will inform you.

System should be built as one of the basic strategies refineries in the current medium-term management plan, with the competitiveness of the top domestic decline ahead of domestic demand, we will continue working to reduce refining capacity.

results recently, to strengthen competitiveness further, we studied comprehensively from various viewpoints, in refineries Muroran, while to stop the processing of crude oil (barrels per 180 000 per day), upon the implementation of the capital investment in new , secondary device ※ I will by taking advantage of, and that as a base for the manufacture of petrochemical products increased demand significant is assumed, especially in Asia, to pursue the high-value-added high functionality.

Post-petrochemical factory, we will make a base material such as a manufacturer and exporter of aroma which is a raw material for the (scheduled to start operations in fiscal 2014) paraxylene production facility established in a joint venture with South Korea SK Group.

In addition, as a function of depots for petroleum products distribution center to survive, towards the stable supply of petroleum products, including kerosene continue to Hokkaido, we will ensure a system of thorough.

※ While the primary unit of atmospheric distillation unit to perform the processing of crude oil refining equipment of the secondary device later.

Overview of the restructuring Muroran Refinery
  One. Location
    172 address chome cho Muroran, Hokkaido Jinya

  2. Schedule (tentative)
    (Abolition of the atmospheric distillation unit) stop processing crude oil as of March 31, 2014
    Started production of petrochemicals June 2014 (into petrochemical plant)

  3. Main business of the post-petrochemical plant
    Manufacturer and exporter of petrochemicals ①
    Acceptance and shipment of petroleum products and stockpiling ② (function depots)

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