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Reduction in Crude Oil Processing Capacity of the Shikoku Operations, and Increase in Capacity of the Resid Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit

Taiyo Oil Sales Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Yutaka Oka) today submitted "Changes to the Plan for Achieving Effective Usage Targets for Crude Oil" to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in regard to the percentage of the Company's Shikoku Operations that comprises heavy oil refining equipment, which was accepted by the Ministry. The document represents the Company's measures in response to Sophisticated Methods of Energy Supply Structures.

Facility name Publicly announced capacity following implementation of measures Change in amount Period of change
Crude oil distillation unit 118,000 barrels/day - 2,000 barrels/day March 31, 2014
Resid Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit 29,000 barrels/day +4,000 barrels/day Restructuring planned as part of the FY2014 modifications (late August)

(1 barrel = about 159 liters)

The above measures will result in heavy oil refining equipment comprising 24.6% of the Operations.