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General view of the Tema oil refinery.

Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) begins operations

Chairman of the Junior Workers Union of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Samuel Boateng has confirmed that, the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has resumed full Scale operations almost a year after shutdown.

TOR shut down its operations last year, due to a major fault in the regenerative unit situated in the Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) Plant. TOR before the shutdown supplied about 30 percent of the petroleum products on the market.

TOR refines about 45,000 barrels of crude oil per day, a deficit of about 200,000 barrels of national demand.

However, in an interview with XYZ Business News, Samuel Boateng said the Refinery is back on stream to produce the original capacity it used to produce.

The resumption of operations of TOR followed an agreement the refinery signed with the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited (BOST) for the supply of crude oil for refining.

He also debunked allegations raised about the closure of TOR. He added that, workers of the Refinery are happy the Refinery is back with full operations.

The Chairman of the Union of Industrial Commerce and Financial Senior Staff, Daniel Fugah also said, necessary mechanisms have been put in place to prevent a total shutdown of the Refinery for the production of oil.

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