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Last Updated : Sep 10, 2019 07:22 PM IST | Source: Reuters

Indian Oil to restart naphtha cracker late September, set for expansion

IOC shut a naphtha cracker which can produce around 800,000 tonnes per year (tpy) of ethylene and it has also idled 50% of its 300,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Panipat, Vaidya said at the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore.

 
 
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Indian Oil Corp has shut its only naphtha cracker and half of its Panipat refinery since early this month for maintenance, head of refineries S M Vaidya said on Tuesday.

IOC shut a naphtha cracker which can produce around 800,000 tonnes per year (tpy) of ethylene and it has also idled 50% of its 300,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Panipat, Vaidya said at the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore.

The units will resume operations on Sept. 25, he said.

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Capacity of the cracker is set to be raised to 1.1 million tpy in 2021/2022, he said.

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First Published on Sep 10, 2019 07:21 pm
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