Indian Oil to Shut Two Refineries in Gujarat for Maintenance
by AFX News Limited
July 05, 2007
Indian state-run refiner Indian Oil Corp Ltd is
planning to shut down two of its refining units in the western state of Gujarat
from Aug 10 to Sept 15 for maintenance, sources said.
The two units likely to be closed are the fluid catalytic cracking unit and
atmospheric unit II, in addition to certain other minor shutdowns that will
happen in a phased manner.
The company has also shut its refinery in Mathura in the northern state of
Uttar Pradesh from June 22 to August 5, also for maintenance.
The Mathura refinery was operating at a capacity of 8 metric tons per annum
(mtpa) prior to the shutdown while the Gujarat refinery is currently operating
at 12.2 mtpa.
The sources said the company's production will not be affected by the
maintenance shutdowns due to linkages with other refineries and there would be
no shortage of petroleum as adequate stock has been ensured.
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