A view of the Dung Quất oil refinery. — Photo VNA
HÀ NỘI — The Dung Quất oil refinery, based in the central province of Quảng Ngãi, exceeded its designed capacity by 7 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, helping it gain over VNĐ606 billion (US$26 million) in post-tax profit during the period.
In Q1, the factory turned out more than 1.7 million tonnes of products and earned over VNĐ23.05 trillion in revenue. It contributed some VNĐ2.44 trillion to the State budget, according to the financial report for Q1 of the Bình Sơn Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR) – a member of the State-owned Vietnam Oil and Gas Group and the operator of the refinery.
The BSR said global crude oil prices fluctuated unpredictably from Q4 of 2018 through February this year. Facing that fact, the company took many drastic and timely measures, including aligning the Dung Quất refinery’s operations with the market, promoting marketing activities, and boosting energy and technology optimisation solutions.
As a result, its profit in Q1 improved considerably compared to the previous quarter.
To achieve this year’s targets, the BSR will continue working to ensure its factory operates safely and stably and at 105-107 per cent of the designed capacity. — VNS