(EnergyAsia, April 26, Thursday) — South Korea’s GS Caltex plans to start up a new 70,000 b/d diesel hydrodesulphurisation plant in the southern port of Yosu by early 2009.

The 335-billion-won investment will enable the country’s second largest refiner to boost its hydrodesulfurisation capacity to 260,000 b/d. (US$1 = 930 won).

GS Caltex, an equal joint venture between Korea’s GS Holdings and US oil giant Chevron Corp, currently operates three hydrodesulphurisation plants.