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Sinopec's Qilu refinery resumes operation after overhaul

BEIJING, Dec 17 (Reuters) -

* Sinopec Corp’s Qilu refinery has resumed operations after a more than three-month overhaul of its 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude processing facility, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

* The refinery, based in China’s oil refining hub Shandong province, has total crude oil processing capacity of 13 million tonnes per year, or 260,000 bpd.

* “With only half-month left before the year-end, the refinery will increase operational rates at all production facilities to meet the output targets for 2020,” Sinopec said.

Reporting by Muyu Xu in Beijing and Chen Aizhu in Singapore; Editing by Aditya Soni

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