The Sapugaskanda Refinery commenced operations yesterday (21).
Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara said 100,000 metric tons of crude oil is being discharged and they expect to have the second crude oil cargo of 120,000 metric tons next week.
He said with the two cargos, the refinery will be able to operate at full capacity for 40 days, adding that, jet fuel was unloaded yesterday.
Meanwhile, he said the Sapugaskanda Refinery does not produce super diesel, 95 petrol or any other premium products. It Produces auto diesel, 92 petrol, heavy fuel oil/furnace oil, jet fuel/kerosine, naptha, LPG, and Bitumen.