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May 22, 2013, 09.32 AM 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.

HPCL stock price

On September 23, 2014, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation closed at Rs 474.35, down Rs 8.1, or 1.68 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 505.85 and the 52-week low was Rs 183.45.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 95.69 per share as per the quarter ended June 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 4.96. The latest book value of the company is Rs 443.31 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 1.07.

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