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Vietnam's Binh Son refinery able to run at 114 pct of capacity

HANOI, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's Binh Son refinery is able to run operations at up to 114 percent of capacity due to optimization of processing, Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday.

Binh Son, one of two refineries in the Southeast Asian country, managed to operate at 112 percent of capacity late last year to ease fuel shortages for the domestic market.

The refinery, located in the central province of Quang Ngai, has been able to operate above capacity due mainly to processing optimization solutions to improve plant efficiency, availability and safety.

The refinery has been in operation since 2009, processing more than 90 million tons of crude oil and supplying 83.8 million tons of petroleum products.

The combined capacity of Binh Son refinery and Vietnam's largest refinery Nghi Son can meet about 70 percent of the country's fuel needs.