May 22, 2013 03:21 PM IST | Source: Reuters

HPCL aims to restart 60,000 bpd fire-hit Vizag crude unit

The crude unit was shut on May 16 following a fire that hit a pipeline attached to the unit.

HPCL aims to restart 60,000 bpd fire-hit Vizag crude unit

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) aims to restart a 60,000 barrels-per-day fire-hit crude unit at its Visakhapatnam (Vizag) refinery by the end of June, a company source said.

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The crude unit was shut on May 16 following a fire that hit a pipeline attached to the unit.

"The first assessment is scheduled for mid-June. After that, we will get a clear picture," said the source, adding that the aim is to restart the unit by the last week of June.

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