Cairo’s key 2019 downstream start-up, the 81,500 b/d capacity Egyptian Refining Company (ERC) hydrocracker-based complex is “now operating at an average of 85% capacity utilization,” lead partner Qalaa says in an 18 December update.

This implies throughputs of 69,000 b/d of straight run fuel oil from the nearby Cairo refinery and output of around 76,500 b/d of products including 42,000 b/d of ultra-low sulfur diesel. (CONTINUED - 222 WORDS)