The Hanoitimes – Kicked off in 2013, Nghi Son Oil Refinery meets roughly 80% of domestic demand for petroleum, reducing independence on imports. Vietnam on December 23 celebrated the completion of a US$9-billion oil refinery which is invested by Vietnam, Japan, and Kuwait, the biggest-ever project in the Southeast Asian country. PM Nguyen Xua Phuc attends the event on Dec 23. Photo: Vietstock The Nghi Son Oil Refinery is 25% owned by Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), 35.1% by Japan’s major oil wholesaler Idemitsu Kosan, 31.5% by Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), and 4.7% by Japanese Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. The completion ceremony was attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The refinery, the second of its kind in Vietnam with full-fledged operation in October, has a daily production capacity of 200,000 barrels. Kicked off in 2013, Nghi Son together with Dung Quat Oil Refinery in the central province of Quang Ngai provides up to 80%-90% of domestic demand for petroleum, reducing independence on imports and greatly ensuring the national energy security, the PM said. PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc met CEO of KPI Nabeel Bourisli on Dec 23. Photo: Chinhphu On the same day, the PM met CEO… Read full this story
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