In compliance with mandatory regulations, the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery, a key player in Sri Lanka’s energy sector, will temporarily cease operations for a 45-day period starting early July 2024. The decision, aimed at ensuring the refinery’s long-term operational efficiency and safety, is part of a routine maintenance requirement.

To mitigate any disruptions in the supply chain, the CPC (Ceylon Petroleum Corporation) has strategically planned to maintain a full capacity of crude oil throughout the shutdown period. This strategic move is designed to facilitate a swift and seamless return to full operational throughput once the maintenance activities are completed.

Additionally, to safeguard against potential supply shortages, the CPC will also build up a buffer stock of petroleum products sufficient for approximately twice the planned shutdown duration. This proactive measure reflects the corporation’s commitment to guaranteeing uninterrupted fuel supply to consumers and businesses during this temporary operational pause.