(Adds total capacity) Nov 17 (Reuters) - Oil refiners are permanently closing processing plants in Asia and North America and facilities in Europe could be next because of uncertain prospects for a recovery in fuel demand after the coronavirus pandemic cut consumption. The pandemic initially cut global fuel demand 30% and refiners temporarily idled plants. But consumption has not returned to pre-pandemic levels and lower travel may be here to stay, leading to the possibility of plants shutting down permanently. Here are some of the companies/refineries involved: PLANNED PLANT SHUTDOWNS Operator Refinery Country Total Capacity Capacity Impact Date of USN (in barrels per day) (in barrels per day) shutdown Royal Dutch Shell Convent, Louisiana U.S. 211,146 211,146 November Marathon Petroleum Martinez, California U.S. 161,000 161,000 NA BP plc Kwinana Australia 146,000 146,000 Over next six months Gunvor Group Antwerp Belgium 110,000 110,000 NA Total SA Grandpuits, Paris France 102,000 102,000 First quarter of 2021 Marathon Petroleum Gallup, New Mexico U.S. 27,000 27,000 NA total 757,000 CURRENT PLANT SHUTDOWNS Eneos Corp Osaka Japan 115,000 115,000 Sept. 30 Pilipinas Shell Tabangao, Batangas Philippines 110,000 110,000 August Petroleum Corp total 225,000 CAPACITY REDUCTIONS Royal Dutch Shell Pulau Bukom Singapore 500,000 250,000 NA Petroineos Grangemouth Scotland 200,000 90,000 NA total 340,000 (Complied by Bengaluru Commodities Desk)
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