Indian Oil Corp has deferred a upkeep shutdown on the 160,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Haldia refinery by a minimum of 15 days to mid-November to satisfy larger native gas demand in the course of the pageant season, two sources acquainted with matter mentioned.
The nation’s high refiner had deliberate to close an about 80,000 bpd crude unit and a few secondary models at its japanese India plant from Nov. 1, they mentioned.
The refiner plans to close a crude unit and a vacuum distillation unit for 40 days, a fluidised catalytic cracker for 50 days and a diesel hydro desulphuriser for 25 days, one of many sources mentioned.
Haldia refinery has two crude and vacuum distillation models.
This supply mentioned the shutdown has been deferred to satisfy larger demand for gasoil and gasoline in the course of the pageant season.
The corporate didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
India’s busy pageant season begins this month, with a number of celebrations dotting the calendar till November, when the Hindu pageant of lights, Diwali, celebrated by thousands and thousands, takes place.
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