U.K.’s Grangemouth Refinery Said to Plan September Works

Grangemouth, Scotland’s sole oil refinery, will halt several units for maintenance work in September, according to two people with direct knowledge of the partial shutdown plan.

Work on some units will last for as many as 28 days, the people said, asking not to be identified because they aren’t authorized to speak about the plans. Richard Longden, a communications manager at Ineos Group AG, which runs the plant, declined to comment from Rolle, Switzerland.

Grangemouth is part owned by Ineos through its Petroineos venture with PetroChina Co., and jet fuel from the plant is delivered to airports in Scotland, including Edinburgh Airport.

The plant near Edinburgh can process 210,000 barrels of crude a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. A third of its output is diesel and heating oil, and almost a quarter is gasoline, according to the website of the U.K.’s Petroleum Industry Association based in London.

The oil refinery is one of seven operating in the U.K., down from nine in 2008.

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