Indian Oil runs cracker, PE, PP units at 80% on high inventories

23 November 2012 06:41  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--State-owned Indian Oil is operating its cracker and polyolefins units in Panipat at a reduced rate of 80% in November, a company source said on Friday.

The company has a 857,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker, a 350,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene/linear low density polyethylene (HDPE/LLDPE) swing plant, a 300,000 tonne/year HDPE facility and a 600,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit, according to the source.

Poor market conditions in November have forced Indian Oil to further reduce their operating rates from just under 100% in October, the source said

“We will ramp up back to full tilt when the market condition improves,” the source added.

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Author: Ong Sheau Ling

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