Indian Oil ramps up Panipat-based cracker, PE, PP units

13 December 2012 11:47  [Source: ICIS news]

MUMBAI (ICIS)--State-owned oil and gas major Indian Oil is in the progressing of ramping up its cracker and polyolefins units in Panipat, India, which were running at a reduced rate of 80% in November up until the first week of December, a company source said on Thursday.

“Our stock levels of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) have come down, and that’s why we raised the run rates at the facilities,” the source said.

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

Author: Sheau Ling Ong

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