IndianOil to shut down naphtha cracker in April

26 March 2013 11:32  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--IndianOil is expected to shut down its 857,000 tonne/year naphtha cracker at Panipat for scheduled maintenance for two weeks in April, said a source close to the company on Tuesday.

The exact date of the maintenance is not confirmed, but the source said it is expected to start in the third week of April.

The source added that the shutdown may lead to a slight shortage of propylene supply for the company.

“Supply won’t be affected. IOC [IndianOil] has sufficient quantity of ethylene. [The] only concern is propylene. They might not meet 100% of buyers’ requirements,” the source said.

Additional Reporting by Peh Soo Hwee

By: Muhamad Fadhil
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