Muroran

Muroran

(mo͞orō`räN), city (1990 pop. 117,855), SW Hokkaido, Japan, on Uchiura Bay. It is a major industrial center and port, with iron, steel, and cement works and an oil refinery. Hot spring resorts are nearby.

Muroran

 

a city in Japan in southwest Hokkaido. Capital of the district of Iburi. Population, 162,000 (1970). Muroran is one of the major ports and industrial centers of Hokkaido. The major export is coal. A large metallurgical combine is located there. Agricultural machinery, railroad cars, chemicals, and lumber are produced, and oil is refined. There are shipyards for construction and repair, and the city is a whaling port. The Ishikari coal basin is located near Muroran.

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Yasuharu Kanda, Assistant Professor, Muroran Institute of Technology
It earlier had to suspend operations on its Muroran Line as precautionary measure, although there were no reports of derailments.
Moreover, we wish to chase the opportunities to materialise naphtha imports as petrochemical feedstock are expected to grow after we convert the 180,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Muroran refinery into a petrochemical plant," he notes.
JX plans to stop a crude oil distillation unit of the 180,000 bpd Muroran refinery in northern Japan this month as part of efforts to reduce excess oil refining capacity, and convert it into a petrochemical plant from June.
The official further said that the company wants to pursue the opportunities to realize naphtha imports as petrochemical feedstock would increase after the 180,000 barrels-per-day (bpd) Muroran refinery is converted into a petrochemical plant.
The snowstorm induced by a strong low-pressure system in the northern Pacific also knocked out electricity in Muroran by severing power transmission lines, the utility added.
Muroran, an industrial city on Hokkaido's Pacific coast, was badly affected, a spokesman for Hokkaido Electric Power Co said.
said Friday it will shut down oil refinery operations at its Muroran plant in Hokkaido by the end of March 2014.
SAPPORO - An express train made an emergency stop after white smoke was found spreading under the floor of the third car on the JR Muroran Line in Date, Hokkaido, Monday morning, Hokkaido Railway Co.
Once outside the line of 'rubble', which was a breakwater last Friday morning, we stopped to allow the lowering of the four main thrusters through the ship's hull, and now we are under way, heading for Muroran, on the island of Hokkaido.
I will continue to support him,'' said Shigeo Horita, an 81-year-old former city assembly member of Muroran.